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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge likes doing business with Werder Bremen

Because of its propensity for honing and developing talented youngsters, Bayern Munich is a fan of loaning players to Werder Bremen.

Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is looking forward to his club getting back into Bundesliga action this weekend against Werder Bremen. While Die Werderaner will be combatants on the pitch for the Bavarians, Rummenigge indicated that he admires the way that Werder Bremen develops young talent.

In fact, Rummenigge would not mind having the Weserstadion-based club host more Bayern Munich loanees in the future.

“Werder Bremen is a very good address for talent,” said Rummenigge in an interview with the Weser-Kurier (as captured by Abendzeitung). “I greatly appreciate Florian Kohfeldt’s playing style, and the club management and the entire environment ensure that young players can develop in Bremen.”

SV Werder Bremen v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga
Serge Gnabry revitalized his career at Werder Bremen.
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Rummenigge has a point.

After joining Werder Bremen from Vitesse back in 2018, Milot Rashica has become one of the Bundesliga’s most sought-after talents, while homegrown player Max Eggestein and American striker Joshua Sargent have also made great strides while with Werder Bremen.

Bayern Munich, of course, has done some business with Die Werderaner as it purchased Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen back in 2017. Gnabry shook off a rough spell in England, rediscovered his game back in the Bundesliga at the Weserstadion, and is now considered one of Bayern Munich’s top players.

The Bavarians also sent Marco Friedl to Werder Bremen on a loan assignment back in 2018 that ultimately ended up with Die Werderaner purchasing the young Austrian defender. Known primarily as a left-back while at Bayern Munich, Friedl has shifted to center-back and is rapidly become one of Werder Bremen’s most vital players on the back-line.

“It cannot be ruled out that we will lend one or two talents to Werder Bremen again in the future,” said Rummenigge.

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