Bayern won't exceed €100 million mark for a player

2019-04-16 13:02
Niko Kovac
Niko Kovac (Bayern Munich)

Berlin - Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness ruled out breaking the €100 million mark this summer and said he would buy French striker Kylian Mbappe "immediately" if he had the money.

Bayern are planning a major squad overhaul this summer, and have already confirmed the signings of French World Cup winners Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez. 

In an interview with German news agency DPA on Tuesday, Hoeness admitted that, in an ideal world, he would love to sign another French World Cup winner, Paris Saint-Germain's 20-year-old star.

"I would sign Mbappe straight away, he is a top player. But we don't have the money for him," said Hoeness. 

The Bayern president ruled out spending €100 million on a single player in the summer transfer window, but suggested that Bayern may break that figure in the future. 

"There definitely won't be a €100 million transfer this year, but I have to admit that ten years ago, I couldn't have imagined spending €80 million," he said. 

The sum of €80 million was what Bayern paid to sign Hernandez from Atletico Madrid, a figure nearly double that of their previous record transfer -- fellow Frenchman Corentin Tolisso. 

In 22-year-old Kingsley Coman, Bayern have yet another Gallic talent in their emerging generation. 

On Tuesday, club legend Lothar Matthaeus backed Coman and Serge Gnabry, 23, to follow in the footsteps of departing veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, who are both out of contract at the end of June. 

"Coman and Gnabry are both quick, good dribblers and dangerous in front of goal," Matthaeus wrote in his column for Sky Sports, adding that "legendary" veterans Robben and Ribery would not be missed.

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