Bavarians refuse to spend unwisely


Bayern Munich Chief Executive Officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the Bavarians have the ‘financial means’ to sign big names but won’t spend unwisely in the transfer market.

Bayern had relatively modest dealings in the market ahead of 2018/19 with Leon Goretzka arriving from Schalke on a free transfer, whereas, Renato Sanches and Serge Gnabry returned from loan spells with Swansea City and Hoffenheim respectively.

Meanwhile, Arturo Vidal (to Barcelona), Juan Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain) and Sebastian Rudy (Schalke) all left the side, and the German giants now boast one of the smaller squads in the Bundesliga.

In addition, coach Niko Kovac’s men are reliant on the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben for attacking production despite both being in the twilight of their careers.

Nonetheless, Rummenigge is confident about the club’s signing policy, telling Bayern TV: “Buying just to please the audience does not work. It costs horrendous money in terms of transfer fees and salaries.

“We’ve earned good money [this summer] and also have the financial means if we see the necessity for such a transfer. That’s why we are relaxed when looking to the future.

“We are very interested in competition. It’s no question we have a small competitive advantage because of our sporting success and the income from it over the past 10 years. But you must use your money wisely.”