Bayern board member Oliver Kahn has made it clear that a transfer of the Erling Halaand category is currently unrealistic for FCB. Instead, the focus should be placed more than ever on developing one’s own talents in order to counter the effects of the Corona Pademie.
“Sorry, whoever talks about it has still not understood the situation,” said Kahn Sports picture regarding a change of the BVB striker to Munich. “A package that costs more than 100 million euros is currently unthinkable for FC Bayern.” In addition, the club, in the person of Robert Lewandwowski, are well positioned in attack: “That alone doesn’t mean we have to worry about Haaland today. He can maintain this level for a few years.”
Kahn has been a member of the board of the German record champions since January 2020, and when he took office he found a “different financial situation”. “In the coming years it will be important to be very smart in the transfer market. It will be very much about seizing opportunities quickly. It will be a Herculean task.”
The former world-class goalkeeper cites the career of youngster Jamal Musiala as a prime example of the future direction of FC Bayern to give its own offspring a “bigger role”: “Such a path requires optimal interlinking of our campus with the professional area. The coach comes with one great importance too. “
In this regard, the future coach Julian Nagelsmann will also be decisive, of whom Kahn is absolutely convinced: “Julian Nagelsmann’s character is a person who loves challenges. At FC Bayern, titles count above all. That is the challenge every coach faces Bayern have to get by. ” The fact that Kahn took over the final discussions when the RB coach changed was “the planned and agreed course of things. I am already responsible for decisions that go beyond 2021”. From 2022 he will succeed Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as CEO.
Nagelsmann transfer: “Don’t know if that’s realistic”
Last month, Hansi Flick’s announcement that he would leave FC Bayern at the end of the season caused a stir. Kahn had not given up hope of a common future until Flick’s public announcement after the game against Wolfsburg, but: “Of course I noticed that many things were going on in him. Our conversations were always in-depth, very good. But I felt: That could be difficult. “
Everything now indicates that Flick will succeed national coach Joachim Löw at the DFB, a job for which, according to Kahn, he is “predestined”. “I don’t see why he should let this opportunity slip by.” One of the main reasons for the separation from FC Bayern is the bad relationship between Flick and Hasan Salihmaidzic, but Kahn supported his sports director on this issue: “For me, these disagreements would have been resolvable, we would have managed it. For the public it was easy, Passing the buck on Hasan. But this story wasn’t that simple. “
Regarding the work of Salihhamidzic, who “played a large part in the titles”, the result was “a wrong impression,” the comments, which were mainly read on the Internet, went “far too far and deeply below the belt. We cannot accept that: defamations “Hostility, violent and personal attacks. It doesn’t work that way, neither with Hasan nor with everyone else who has experienced something like this. We as a society must not allow people to be treated in this way.”