Hainer: Bayern Munich’s Stance on Mega Signings
Purchases of players for astronomical sums, such as the recent 100 million euro acquisition of English striker Harry Kane, will not become a regular occurrence at Bayern Munich, according to the club’s president, Herbert Hainer.
Exceptional Cases Only
In an interview with faz.net, Hainer emphasized that such exorbitant amounts will continue to be the exception rather than the norm. The 69-year-old manager explained that the club is committed to maintaining a strong financial position and will not jeopardize its stability for short-term gains.
Harry Kane’s Impact
Despite this stance, Hainer acknowledged the significance of Kane’s signing, praising the player’s meticulous work ethic and attention to detail, including his focus on health and nutrition. Hainer expressed confidence in Kane’s ability to perform at the highest level for many years to come. The 30-year-old forward joined Bayern Munich from Tottenham Hotspur for a record-breaking fee of 100 million euros ahead of this season.
Declan Rice Consideration
Hainer revealed that Bayern Munich also contemplated signing Kane’s compatriot, Declan Rice, a player highly regarded by coach Thomas Tuchel. However, the club decided against pursuing the deal due to the exorbitant price tag. According to Hainer, Arsenal paid over 120 million euros to secure the services of the 24-year-old midfielder from West Ham United.
Financial Independence and Ambition
Highlighting Bayern Munich’s financial independence, Hainer emphasized that the club does not rely on large investors or state sponsors. He proudly stated that the club has no debts and has self-funded major projects such as the Allianz Arena and the sports academy. This financial stability provides both pride and inner strength for Bayern Munich’s continued success.
Hainer acknowledged the challenges faced by the club, including tempting offers from clubs in Saudi Arabia during the summer transfer window. However, he emphasized Bayern Munich’s ability to navigate these challenges successfully and maintain their status as one of Europe’s top clubs.