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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge offers official statement on European Super League

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Bayern Munich declares its public position on the formation of a European Super League.

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

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge released the club’s official stance on the formation of a European Super League. The news broke on Sunday that 12 founding member clubs formed a new competition for Europe.

The football world was set ablaze and the Bavarians have now established their current position:

Commenting on the plans to introduce a European Super League, FC Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “FC Bayern has not been involved in the plans for creating a Super League. We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation. FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe they are the right step to take for the development of European football. The modified group stage will contribute to an increase in excitement and the emotional experience in the competition.”

“I do not believe the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs that have arisen as result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather, all clubs in Europe should work in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, especially players’ salaries and agents’ fees, are brought in line with revenues, to make all of European football more rational.”

Bayern Munich’s pragmatic approach makes fiscal sense, but will surely not sit well with other top clubs on the continent.