Munich (dpa) – Despite the great connection with France, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out a commitment from football superstar Kylian Mbappé going forward.
“Unfortunately,” Rummenigge said in an interview with French daily “Le Figaro”, adding, “I love Mbappé and the way he plays, but we will never be able to get him to Bayern.” The star striker is in good hands with Paris Saint Germain. “Nasser (note: PSG President Al Khelaifi) is a good friend of mine. I will not bother him on this subject.”
Mbappé moved from AS Monaco to Paris in 2017 for a volume of approximately 180 million euros. According to Rummenigge, such transfer fees will no longer apply in the future. “Before the crisis, football had gone crazy,” said the former vice world champion in view of the collapse of transfer fees in the aftermath of the corona pandemic. “The transfer market fell by 50 percent last summer. That’s good news for our sport.” In this context, the European Football Union must also strengthen financial fair play.
The crisis mainly affected the big clubs in Europe, “where player salaries are highest”. These clubs were considered rich a year ago. “Today we can almost say that they have become poor,” said Rummenigge.
About the national teams of the two countries, as well as the German Football Association, Rummenigge said Germany could learn “a lot” from France. “Bayern and the German clubs are doing well, but the national team should have been a lot better in the last two years. It is the flagship of our football,” Rummenigge complained. After a 6-0 win in Spain, criticism of the coach makes sense.