Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has been speaking to German magazine SportBild about his club’s strength and their power regarding transfers. Bayern Munich have in recent years stood strong in the face of interest in their players, and Rummenigge thinks it underlines what level they’re at as a club.
SportBild put it to Rummenigge that Bayern turned down a €100m offer from Manchester United for Thomas Muller, to which he replied: “What Franck Ribery showed in 2008 was also for Thomas Muller in 2015: we do not sell a player who is important to the quality of our team. This is true not only for Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller, but generally.”
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is quoted as recently saying “Today it is impossible to take a player from FC Bayern,” and Rummenigge believes he’s right: “I can only agree with Jose Mourinho, against the will of FC Bayern, no club in the world can take players who are under contract with FC Bayern.”
That would of course only apply to those who Bayern Munich are determined to keep, but it’s probably best Manchester United not trying to sign Robert Lewandowski any time soon.