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Bayern Munich president: transfer budget is low due to the corona crisis

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Herbert Hainer, by using concrete figures, has described the difficult situation Bayern Munich is in due to the corona virus.

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A few days are remaining before the transfer window closes. Michael Cuisance is on his way to Leeds United while demands for more signings are getting louder in Munich. The loss to Hoffenheim last weekend explained primarily by fatigue and thin squad depth. Hansi Flick, Thomas Müller, and Manuel Neuer have all spoken in favour signing new players. But so far Bayern Munich’s transfer dealings have been quiet since the arrival of Leroy Sané.

Facing an extremely dense season in terms of multiple games in a short time, Bayern are about to downsize the squad further with the likely departure of Michael Cuisance and Javi Martinez.

It is a dilemma that is complex, especially considering the unique financial time all football clubs are in. Denying any type of hesitancy from the Bayern Munich board, President Herbert Heiner explained why it is as important as ever to use the budget wisely:

“We are keeping all our options open, but it also has to make sense economically. Things are just as hard for us as they are for all other clubs,” he said.

Not spending recklessly income during a period which is unprecedented in football (and world) history makes sense. Heiner also went into detail as to how the corona crisis has hit Bayern Munich significantly. No spectators mean less money in ticket, food, drink and shirt sales (people are more likely to buy shirts if they are allowed to go to the games).

If you add up the seven months (and counting) without spectators, then Bayern are missing around €100 million in income, he explained.