Bayern’s new financial plans to break English dominance

Bayern is losing more and more ground to the financially strong teams from England. So CEO Oliver Kahn wants to open up new markets in order to stay competitive. Meanwhile, Hasan Salihamidzic talks about Munich’s transfer plans.

When it came to Bayern Munich’s heated personnel issues in Sport 1’s “double pass” on Sunday afternoon, Hasan Salihamidzic switched to attacking mode.

Benny Zahavi, Robert Lewandowski’s infamous agent, said, “Leo’s heart. It’s not clean.”

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Especially since Zahavi has shared the details of the negotiations with the outside world. Bayern’s sporting director added that Lewandowski “will fulfill” his contract, which runs until 2023. It is very important “that we have a one-year contract with our most important player”.

Salihamidzic also became clear with Captain Manuel Neuer. The goalkeeper is “the key to success. I am optimistic that Manu will play for Bayern for a few more years.” Talks about extending the contract beyond 2023 “on the ground”.

The deal is now fixed. The national goalkeeper spanned until 2024 in Munich.

Salihamidzic now wants to “selectively strengthen the team at the top, but also in all areas,” he continued, “We want to do one or two more things. The market is opening up now, a lot will happen there.”

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CEO Oliver Kahn had previously placed a public exclamation point. In ‘Welt am Sonntag’ he revealed how Bayern intends to keep pace with the financially powerful English giants around Manchester City and Liverpool in the future.

“It’s a huge challenge,” said the Bayern Munich president. “We must not deceive ourselves. The influence of Premier League clubs through a combination of investor money and more than three and a half times the income from media rights. Compared to the Bundesliga, it is huge,” said the 52-year-old. .

Metaverse, Web 3.0, and Crypto: Kahn’s Financial Plans

“This leverage means that the top English clubs are moving away from us in their salary structure, and the gap is ever-widening. This allows them to afford a wider and more expensive team.”

Kahn wants to compensate for these disadvantages for Munich as much as possible by opening new sources of income “related to football”. “In terms of Metaverse, Web 3.0, and crypto, there will be exciting opportunities ahead. However, above all, we continue to develop our classic business areas of stadiums, ticketing, merchandising and sponsorship and take them to the next level.”

Oliver Kahn: “Bayern is still a racist force”

In order to advance in the Champions League in the future more than the quarter-finals. There has been a disappointing end to underdog FC Villarreal this season. “Bayern Munich certainly will not turn into a training club,” Kahn explained.

“Bayern Munich is still an elemental force. We are still able to have 14 to 15 of the best players in our squad. If all the building blocks are consistent in one season, we can win the Champions League in the future.”

Talib Khan and Sports Director Salihamidzic in the summer

Already in the next 2022/23 season? With Niklas Sole, another important defender left the club, to rival Borussia Dortmund everywhere. Lewandowski also wants to switch to FC Barcelona. Kahn and sporting director Salihamidzic face a particular challenge in this summer transfer window to keep the team at a top-tier level or to improve it.

“The transfer period ends on August 31, and we have a clear path,” said Salihamidzic. The agreement with right-back Nossair Mazraoui has already been fixed, and he is expected to sign his Ajax teammate Ryan Gravenburch with Bayern Munich soon. And Saleh Hamidic himself?

He was talking about the future of Hasan Salihamidzic

Kahn was left open on whether the sporting director would extend his contract, which expires in 2023, after only a “season of minus two” with the championship and a “too early” end in the DFB: “I love working with Hassan, and he gives everything to the club every Day, he said: “We will analyze the season together and continue to work on the success of Bayern Munich. However, the supervisory board is primarily responsible for extending board contracts.”

“I’m not worried about my contract at all, I’m completely comfortable,” Salihamidzic said. He does his job “naturally” and wants to develop and strengthen the team. One thing is for sure: the next few weeks will be very busy for Bayern’s attacking chiefs.

This article was written by Maximilian Koch

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