According to Oliver Kahn, CEO of FC Bayern Munich, there were also financial reasons for the imminent farewell to national soccer player Niklas Süle at the end of the season.
“Of course, it’s always about the money. We have very specific limits, very specific limits that we don’t want to go beyond. We not only have responsibility for the sporting area, but also for the economic one,” said Kahn on the sidelines game against RB Leipzig on Saturday on the TV channel “Sky”. Süle leaves the club for free.
Kahn is more optimistic about Serge Gnabry, whose contract expires in 2023. “We have many arguments that speak for FC Bayern Munich,” said the former international goalkeeper.
The fact that the contracts of Manuel Neuer, world footballer Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller also expire in the same year does not cause “panic attacks” among the Munich team, according to Kahn. “Of course it’s high on the agenda.” But now it’s about the decisive phase of the season.
With sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, Kahn can imagine that he will continue to work at Bayern for a “very long time”. “Hasan has played a major role in the team’s success. We work together in a highly professional manner,” said Kahn about his former teammate, who is tied to Munich until 2023.