CEO Oliver Kahn has commented on possible transfers of FC Bayern Munich in the coming weeks and months. In an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung he also spoke about the future of Niklas Süle.
Kahn assured that the German record champions were doing very well financially. “Economically, we can do a lot,” said the 52-year-old.
However, the successor to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pointed out the high losses caused by the corona crisis in the same breath. In particular, the “lack of audience income hurts us again,” explained Kahn. Therefore, FC Bayern is “in an observation phase”.
Those responsible for FCB “first have to develop a feeling for where the current pandemic situation is developing,” said Kahn and emphasized: “We are not gamblers.”
With a view to the coming summer, the Bavarians are already associated with a number of names. In addition to the lingering rumors of an interest in BVB striker Erling Haaland, Sergino Dest from FC Barcelona was recently again traded as a potential transfer target in the media. In addition, Rummenigge brought Federico Chiesa from Juventus Turin into play.
With regard to Haaland, Kahn hit the same line as President Herber Hainer recently. “We have Robert Lewandowski,” he said of a potential transfer from the Norwegian: “He will still score 30 or 40 goals for a few more years.”
Kahn: Haaland? “We have Robert Lewandowski”
Lewandowski’s working paper will run until summer 2023. Kahn and his colleagues have already indicated several times that they want to extend the contract after speculation about a change of Poland.
The future of Niklas Süle has also been a recurring topic in the past few weeks. “I think he’s a top performer, but it has to be sensible for both sides,” said Kahn of the central defender, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
According to information from SPOX and GOAL wants to use Süle in January to sound out the market and identify possible alternatives for the summer. Sky had reported that the 26-year-old had already decided against staying.
Kahn raves about Leroy Sane
New players also run the risk of not finding their way around the club. Leroy Sane, for example, threatened to flop, but did not let his starting difficulties throw him off track and is now one of Bayern’s top performers.
“Self-confident, dangerous for goals, challenges the ball, searches for and wins important duels, runs back with almost every attack,” Kahn emphasized and added: “Why? Because he decided to do it himself – but also because the group makes one encouraged to do so. That is carried on here, from generation to generation. “
You can read what Kahn says about the controversial Qatar sponsorship here.