Rummenigge hits back hard to critical Lewandowski
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hard taken out to striker Robert Lewandowski, who Saturday in an interview openly his questions put to the transferbeleid of the club.
“Bayern have to be creative as the club’s top players to Munich wants to continue to pick up,” said Lewandowski against Der Spiegel. “If you want to continue to do so in the top, you have these top players.”
“But until now has Bayern Munich never more than 40 million euros have been spent on a player and that is in international football has long more a mean cost than a top prize.”
Rummenigge was to put it mildly, not pleased with the comments from top scorer Lewandowski and left that Monday in an interview with Bild also clear.
“He is clearly affected by the transfers of Paris Saint-Germain”, referred to Rummenigge on the megatransfers of Neymar (€222 million) and Kylian Mbappé (first rent, next year’s option for the purchase of 180 million euros) to the French capital.
“But Robert is employed by us as a footballer and he gets a lot of money for it. I regret his statements. Anyone who is the coach, the club or his teammates saying, will immediately get in trouble with me.”
Historical transferbedragen in football
Bayern Munich has in recent months made it clear that it has no sense to go in the megabedragen currently paid in the European football.
President Uli Hoeness warned two weeks ago that the extremely high transferbedragen can make sure that fans are going to turn away from the football. “I can’t find a single player in the world, 100 million euros worth,” said Hoeness.
Bayern broke this summer his own transferrecord by Corentin Tolisso for 41.5 million euros to take over from Olympique Lyon.
“We have a clear philosophy and we have many successes are achieved”, said Rummenigge on Monday. “I agree with chancellor Angela Merkel that the transferbedragen understand should be regulated and reduced.”
Hoeness warns that the fans are finished with high transfer fees
The president is also not agree with the statements of the Veteran that money and success is currently more important in football than loyalty, and that players will always gain more power. “It would be very unfortunate if he sees”, said Rummenigge. “Loyalty is in the DNA of Bayern and is very important for our fans.”
“And I don’t think many players have power. Lewandowski can also see through to his contract to have a look at that runs until mid-2021 and there is no compensation.”
Bayern Munich, that the last five years the champion was in Germany, lost Saturday on a visit to Hoffenheim, his first competitieduel of the season (2-0). The team of Arjen Robben takes the Tuesday in his first uefa Champions League-team contest at home against Anderlecht.
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