Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have not been tired of emphasizing in recent years that Bayern Munich is not a sales club. The German record champions were never really dependent on generating high profits through player sales. According to current media reports, this could change in the future.
As the German magazine „kicker“ reports, the new management team at Bayern Munich is quite willing to reconsider the club’s previous transfer policy. According to the magazine, the Bayern bosses no longer believe that international top stars such as Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribery, or Arjen Robben can be retained over an extremely long period of time in the future.
The increased salary costs are also causing problems for those responsible.
Are Bayern taking the BVB route?
According to the information from ‚kicker‘, Bayern no longer want to buy ready-made stars in the future, but young players aged 20-22. The youngsters would be developed in Munich and then after two, three, or four years, the players would be sold with high release clauses.
This model is not new, especially in the league. Bayern’s title rival Borussia Dortmund has almost perfected this approach in recent years. Players like Ousmane Dembele, Christian Pulisic, or Jadon Sancho were bought for „small fees“ and sold for large amounts after 2-3 years. But contrary to BVB, if there is a player that Bayern wants to keep, they will keep him in the future. Bayern has proven this with the contract extensions of Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Kingsley Coman.