He was talking about Ronaldo – and even answering Harry Kane’s request

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to: Marcus Gable

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A lot has happened at Bayern Munich. As a result of the Robert Lewandowski sale, the heated transition phase in Munich can now be announced.

MUNICH – Robert Lewandowski is history at Bayern Munich – having previously written several success chapters. The Reds will have a lot of good memories and a good chunk of money. The 33-year-old is said to be worth 50 million euros for FC Barcelona. In addition, Munich provides his annual salary, which is said to have been more than 20 million euros.

Now, German football is not alone in wondering how Bayern Munich will react to the departure of the two most successful goalscorers since the legendary Gerd Muller. It is indisputable that immediate assistance as an alternative is by no means cheap. But the star-studded team currently with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is just a typical attacking position at the international level.

In search of happiness in sport: If it was up to Cristiano Ronaldo, it was time to change the scene again. © Martin Reckitt / D

Bayern Munich after Lewandowski: Is Ronaldo or Kane coming?

In the past few days, two absolute world stars have been linked with Bayern Munich. Harry Kane, who continues to chase titles at Tottenham Hotspur in vain. And Cristiano Ronaldo, who seems to want to dismantle his tents at Manchester United immediately.

The question is how realistic such transfers are. If Bayern Munich treat themselves with ‘CR7’, the club is sure to make headlines around the world. Likewise, the millions of new fans who move from club to club with their idol. And a player whose name exudes glitz and glam, but who embodies the I-AG prototype more than Lewandowski.

Ronaldo to Bayern? He was suspicious of the idea – because of the club’s philosophy

In addition, the 37-year-old Portuguese is nearing the end of his career, and Bayern Munich is not actually known to hire professionals of such advanced age. in photo on sunday Oliver Kahn, like fellow board member Hasan Salihamidzic, also refrains from the personnel issue.

The CEO confirms: “I love Cristiano Ronaldo and everyone knows what a great player he is. But every team has a certain philosophy and I am not sure if this is the right signal for Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga if we get it now.” Frankly: “Such a change does not necessarily fit with the ideas we are pursuing here at Bayern Munich.”

Harry Kane claps his hands
Considered a candidate for change year after year: Harry Kane is one of the best enforcers in international football. © IMAGO / Penta Press

Kane to Bayern? He was talking about “music of the future.”

Kahn also commented on Kane. The English top scorer will soon celebrate his 29th birthday, so he will be in the prime of his career as a footballer. In addition, despite his qualities, he is considered a professional devoid of air and bliss. Which is also evidenced by the fact that he remains loyal to his hometown club.

Kahn seems more open here, but in light of the contract until 2024, perhaps only from the perspective of the coming years: “Sure, a top striker at all, but that’s all in the sky. Now we have to look to get the team together for the current season.”

He was talking about potential Bayern players: “De Ligt is a very interesting player”

good cue. Because other names are being traded as potential additions. About RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer, who, like Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer, could follow his former coach Julian Nagelsmann. “We’re here in the exchange and we keep talking to each other,” Khan informs succinctly.

Discussions should also take place regarding Matthijs de Ligt with Juventus Turin. Khan also confirms this as “correct” and adds: “De Ligt is a very interesting player, also in terms of his mentality. Now we have to see how the whole thing develops.”

Oliver was standing on the grass and holding his jacket
Robert Lewandowski Gone, Millions Rain There: Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn can now think about how he wants to handle the newly raised money. © IMAGO / kolbert-press

Kahn vs Bayern Munich 2022/2023: CEO wants to ‘keep the team balanced’

Then there’s Mathis Tal, the 17-year-old Rennes striker. France’s under-18 team played seven short matches in Ligue 1 last season, and Khan describes the youngster as “a great talent but we are very comfortable”. In general, Bayern Munich will continue to monitor the market and make sure that “the balance of the team is maintained. Of course, this also includes players who can still develop if the older players take them in hand.”

Lewandowski could no longer play this role. But despite Kahn’s negative attitude towards Ronaldo and Kane’s timely move, he does not rule out getting a replacement for the number nine: “If the opportunity arises, we will be there.”

It was about Lewandowski’s replacement: “Our attack is really great”

The former world goalkeeper believes: “The current transfer period shows that Bayern is a very attractive club for Europe’s top players,” referring to the transfers made by Sadio Mane, Ryan Gravenburch and Nassir Mazraoui. The Senegalese brought in from Liverpool gives the team more flexibility in attack.

That is why Kahn does not see the club under any pressure: “However, our attack is really great and our coach Julian Nagelsmann has a lot of ammunition to keep our offensive game at the highest level.”

It cannot be excluded that this sentence should be understood as a tactical statement. Just like Kahn “Basta” announced weeks ago regarding the sale of Lewandowski. At the time it was all about raising prices. This time his goal may be to reduce potential conversion fees from the start.

It remains to be seen which stand out Bayern Munich will open its first season after Lewandowski’s time. (mg)

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