Berlin (dpa) – Record national footballer Lothar Matthäus has recommended Andrej Kramaric from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to Bayern Munich.

The Croatian international is “a player who, in my opinion, certainly has the potential for Bayern Munich,” the 59-year-old wrote in his column for Sky TV. “He would not only be an ideal back-up for Robert Lewandowski, but also for Thomas Müller. A character professional with a lot of quality,” said Matthäus.

29-year-old attacker Kramaric scored twice on Sunday in the 4-1 victory in the Bundesliga against Bayern and placed himself at the top of the top scorers list with goals four and five. However, Matthäus pointed out that Kramaric still has a contract in Hoffenheim until 2022 and that he is therefore not available for little money. “I think it would be about 40 million euros. But instead of Bavaria it would be worth it to me,” emphasized the former Bayern pro.

According to Matthäus, the German record champions can afford such an expense because the club “has income from the sale of Thiago and a possible move of (Mickaël) Cuisance to England”. Because of the great stress and the many matches that Bayern and their national players in particular have and had, “there will certainly be a lot more to do in terms of transfers by Monday,” said the 1990 world champion.

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