Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn does not want to lose Robert Lewandowski. In fact, the boss said that the club needs to be smart, but can also afford to be stubborn over players that it wants to retain.
“With Robert we would definitely afford to be stubborn. Generally speaking, we’ll be more flexible when it comes to transfers in the future” Kahn told Welt (as captured by Twitter @iMiaSanMia). “It’s about using all potential. The crisis is not over yet, it’s more existent now than ever. We pay our top players accordingly because it’s them who make the difference in the end. But there are limits dictated by our income. In many top European clubs, salaries have continued to rise, while revenues stagnated. And now due to the pandemic, they’re in deficit.”
Kahn is also very confident in his club’s ability to keep its top players.
“You can also earn very well at FC Bayern, and the question is: What can a club offer me, apart from money? In Julian Nagelsmann, we have a coach here who can develop teams,” said Kahn. “The players can win titles in an attractive environment here. Money and names alone do not guarantee titles, we have seen that again and again. FC Bayern certainly doesn’t have to hide with the package that we can offer. That’s why FC Bayern is a top address in Europe.”