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Rummenigge admits Bayern will decline invitation to participate in breakaway European Super League

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
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Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted that the Bundesliga champions would reject the invitation to join a European Super League.

Outgoing Barcelona boss Quique Setien had revealed that talks were ongoing to create a members-only Super League, comprising of top teams in Europe. The move has since been widely criticised, with Rummenigge, LaLiga chief Javier Tebas, and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin being extremely vocal about their decision to not partake in such a breakaway competition.

In a recent interview, Rummenigge insisted that Bayern would definitely not be a part of any such competition.

“If the system changed, it could make it more difficult for many people to identify with football,” Rummenigge said in an interview with TZ and Merkur.

“It could cause serious damage to the national leagues, that is why I have my reservations. If I had to decide today for Bayern, I would decline.”

Super League would benefit corona-hit clubs

However, Rummenigge did add that the idea of a Super League would garner a ton of interest, thus helping clubs recuperate a lot of lost funds from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“They naturally think where there can be growth in the future, and a Super League would bring economic growth and arouse interest,” Rummenigge concluded.

Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly said to have come up with the idea of creating a Super League after seeing their proposal for ‘Project Big Picture’ hit a stumbling block in England.

Real Madrid Florentino Perez has been a huge advocate for the creation of such a league, and has been criticised by UEFA president Ceferin on multiple occasions.

But as far as Bayern are concerned, Rummenigge has made his stance clear.