Bayern Munich: Uli Hoeness not expecting €100 million signing every summer

Uli Hoeness is not expecting €100 million deals at Bayern Munich every summer. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Uli Hoeness is not expecting €100 million deals at Bayern Munich every summer. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

It has been an eventful summer for Bayern Munich. They started the transfer window by signing Konrad Laimer and Raphael Guerreiro on free transfers. Die Roten quickly sorted the departure of Lucas Hernandez once he refused to sign a new contract. The French defender became Bayern’s record sale, and money was reinvested in signing Kim Min-jae from Napoli.

After swiftly concluding three transfers, Bayern was involved in one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer. The defending Bundesliga champions had decided to go all in for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to address the number nine position in the squad.

The negotiations with Spurs were always going to be complex since Daniel Levy was reluctant to sell the English striker. Bayern had three bids rejected for Kane. They had agreed personal terms with the 30-year-old forward, so Die Roten kept on pushing for a transfer.

The breakthrough eventually came in the week of the DFL Supercup. Bayern shattered their transfer record to sign Kane for a fixed fee of €100 million. Spurs will receive a few million more when performance-related add-ons are activated. While talking to Welt this week (via iMiaSanMia), Bayern’s supervisory board member Uli Hoeness insisted that despite spending big on Kane this summer, €100 million deals will not become normality for the club.

"“No. I’m convinced that FC Bayern will not spend 100 million euros on a player every year. It was a very special situation for a very special player.”"

Despite Bayern paying a big fee to Spurs, Kane is far from the most expensive player in the current transfer window. The lack of top-quality strikers in the transfer market made sure that Kane was always going to be expensive this summer despite having only one year left on his contract at Spurs.

The England international has hit the ground running for Bayern. He contributed to Die Roten’s win against Werder Bremen last weekend with a goal and assist. Considering his fitness levels and goal-scoring prowess in the past few seasons, Kane will definitely become a successful transfer for Bayern.

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After the signing of Kane, Rekordmeister switched their attention towards strengthening the goalkeeping department. They completed the signing of Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv on Friday. Peretz will initially be deputy to Manuel Neuer, but the 23-year-old can eventually replace the experienced German goalkeeper.

Rekordmeister are not done in the transfer window just yet. They are working on a deal to sign Trevoh Chalobah from Chelsea. The English defender will replace Benjamin Pavard in the squad. The French defender is expected to join Inter Milan before the end of the transfer window.