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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms a “smart gesture” if agreement between Bayern Munich, DFB is reached for Hansi Flick

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There’s a lot that’s going into the negotiations for Flick to become next Die Mannschaft manager, but Rummenigge revealed certain concessions have already been agreed upon.

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All of the writing is on the wall for Hansi Flick to become the next manager of the German national team, replacing Joachim Low after this summer’s European Championships. Because of the fact that the DFB does not want to have to pay a transfer fee for Flick, his departure from Bayern Munich has become a little bit complex as the DFB has asked Bayern for certain concessions in lieu of a transfer fee. A few weeks back, one of the rumored concessions was a potential friendly match between Bayern and the German national team, which would be hosted at the Allianz Arena, having all proceeds from the match going towards Flick’s departure from the club, but nothing has been concretely confirmed on that front.

Of course, a friendly match isn’t the only thing that would be agreed upon between Bayern and the DFB, but Rummenigge insinuated that it would be one of the main concessions. Earlier today, when he was speaking to ZDF, he said that a “smart gesture” had already been agreed upon and that “large scale” negotiations no longer needed to take place between the two parties. With what he said, it would be hard to see that reference as anything else but a friendly between Bayern and the German National team at the Allianz Arena.

Rummenigge’s remark comes not long after he urged the DFB to finalize their deal with Flick. He feels that if they don’t get him soon, there’s a chance he could be signed by someone else. “Hansi is in great demand in whole Europe. It would cause a stir if he went abroad or somewhere else and didn’t end up at the German Football Association. He would be a perfect fit for the DFB,” he said. He continued, “you get the impression that they’re waiting for something, but I wouldn’t recommend that. Bringing in Flick to replace Löw would finally be a piece of good news for the DFB. I don’t know what they’re waiting for” per Sport1.