Former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has expressed his opinions on several topical issues in football in an extensive interview. Also commenting on Erling Haaland’s future, the former Bayern man has dismissed the proposed, and failed, Super League (football news). Talking in reference to the elitist, breakaway competition, Rummenigge says the Super League is dead.
Rummenigge Says the Super League Is Dead
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has shared his take on the Super League, which failed spectacularly but continues garnering support from three clubs.
“There are three clubs [Real Madrid, Juventus, and Barcelona] sticking to the idea of the Super League. But it’s hard to imagine a competition with only three clubs,” Rummenigge said, claims AS.
“I don’t know why they are holding on to this,” he continued. “But what I know for sure is that the Super League, as organized first, is dead.”
He further stated: “And it’s not just me thinking like that, it’s the fans all over Europe.
“It was rushed to cover the financial losses due to the pandemic but eventually all this could only make matters worse.”
“Florentino [Perez] has always been a supporter of the Super League,” the ex-Bayern chief observed. “We are talking about a businessman who had not agreed with FIFA and UEFA’s decisions for a long time.”
From this, he drew the conclusion: “The idea [of the Super League] was not born in April, much earlier, of that I am certain.”
Rummenigge Implies Money Will Determine Haaland’s Future
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the former Bayern Munich chairman, has also made an accurate assumption on Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland’s future.
Though rumours championed Haaland to move on the most scandalous transfer this summer, the young star barely made headlines of late. Instead, Haaland vowed to refuse all potential football transfers to stay with his Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund.
“I know Watzke [Dortmund CEO] – he is a man of his word,” he said, as per AS.
“He said the club won’t sell Haaland [this summer] and they didn’t. However, it won’t be easy to keep him in Bundesliga in 2022.
“He just can’t help scoring. The clubs are already lining up to convince him and his agent.
“Eventually he’ll be taken by the club who offer the most. We will see a real auction.”
“I don’t think it’s realistic for any Bundesliga side, not even Bayern,” he said, finally.