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Uli Hoeneß has “great concerns about what is coming from Saudi Arabia”



Uli Hoeneß has "great concerns about what is coming from Saudi Arabia"

Uli Hoeneß has expressed concern about the flow of money into football from the Middle East. In addition, the 71-year-old Honorary President of FC Bayern Munich commented on the transfer planning, newcomer Raphael Guerreiro – and distributed a tip against Lothar Matthäus.

After the triumph in the Champions League, he said to Pep Guardiola “no one deserves it more than he does,” Hoeneß revealed on the sidelines of a benefit game for children and young people with mental disabilities sky.

But: “It’s not just Manchester City, it’s everything that comes from the Middle East. I’m very worried about what’s coming from Saudi Arabia, they seem to have endless money. We pay for it through our oil price,” emphasized Hoeneß. It will “certainly not be easy for the next 10 years. You can see that in the Gulf, where they bought everything.”

Nevertheless, such clubs could “only play with eleven players and a squad can only have 15 to 16. So there will always be more than 50-60 good players in the world and we have to get to them,” Hoeneß affirmed.

He himself is the center of attention when it comes to transfers at Bayern: In the absence of a sports director, Hoeneß is part of the Bayern committee that takes care of squad planning in Munich. “The club has calmed down, it’s totally quiet. We meet once a week with the big circle, which discusses everything. So far it’s going very well, there isn’t that much written in the newspaper,” he explained. Bayern discussed transfers “in a small circle and that’s good for the cause.”

Uli Hoeneß on Lothar Matthäus: “Will cut off his channels”

Hoeneß also took a stab at the record national player Lothar Matthäus, who had repeatedly criticized Bayern in his capacity as an expert in recent weeks: “Lothar will also get less information in the next 12 months because we will cut off his channels.”

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had already revealed another new signing after Konrad Laimer: Raphael Guerreiro will come from Borussia Dortmund. “When the name was mentioned in our squad planning group, we all agreed immediately,” revealed Hoeneß: “He’s a player that we can use very well because he’s versatile.”

And how is the search for the new sporting director going? “We’re on schedule and have a few ideas,” said Hoeneß. And assured: “Karl-Heinz and I have promised that we will help until we have filled the positions that are to be filled.”