Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned that no player will ever leave Bayern Munich against the will of the club.
Toni Kroos’ future at Bayern is the one currently under most scrutiny as negotiations for a new and improved contract have stalled because Bayern cannot agree terms with Kroos.
The 24-year-old has subsequently been heavily linked with a move to United after David Moyes met with his agent in Germany but Rummenigge outright refused the prospect that any player could force their way out of Bayern.
“No player will leave FC Bayern against the club’s will, no matter in what direction,” he said.
“We have a wonderful club, a wonderful team, an attractive city and on top of that a coach, who is not only respected, but also nearly loved by everyone. You just don’t leave that behind.”
Rummenigge’s stubborn point of view is ignorant to the fact that if a player feels he is not getting paid enough, he will want to move to a new club in search of a more lucrative contract. Unfortunately, money talks in modern football and Kroos’ stalled negotiations aren’t because he doesn’t love Bayern but because they aren’t giving him what he wants.
Regardless of Bayern’s stance, if a new a contract isn’t agreed before the summer then Kroos is free to talk to other clubs because his contract expires in 2015 which means Manchester United will be able to discuss terms with him.
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