CEO Oliver Kahn is covered by the excited debate about the future of the three Bavaria top players Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller.
“I do not understand this whole excitement around these topics,” Kahn said in ZDF “players Roberts Studio” after the 4-0 of the spreadsheet in the Football Bundesliga against Union Berlin. New (35), Lewandowski (33) and Müller (32) would have all the valid contracts, “also for the next season”, as Kahn stressed.
The 52-year-old continued to reject the accusation that the club is “hesitant” in terms of discussions with the three routiners. “We always said that we will put together and that this has a high priority with us. That has not changed.”
Contract negotiations you can not “rule shortly in the passage,” Kahn noticed. Even the players would have certain ideas. It is therefore necessary for “a process of approximation”.
FC Bayern has “a difficult phase”
The trio is one of the top earners in the Munich squad. Another extension over 2023 beyond two years, the Bayern could possibly cost up to 150 million euros in the overall package.
“We have to see that our quality in the team and the economic component match,” said players Roberts board Hasan Salihamidzic before kicking the Union game in the TV channel “SKY”.
“We have a difficult phase, financially,” emphasized Salihamidzic after two years Corona Pandemic. Kahn, in turn, sees “no reason” for the players, “leave the FC Bayern. The players know what they have on this club,” said the former Bayern goalkeeper.
Trainer Julian Nagelsmann reaffirmed on Saturday night again that all in the club “wish that the players stay”. He did not receive any opposite signals from his captains. “We’ll make our job already,” Salihamidzic assured the fans.