The full effect of fans not attending games could be seen in the club’s books, warns Bayern Munich chief, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
It has been nearly a month since the Bundesliga resumed behind closed doors. Other than really affecting players’ morale, clubs are expected to feel the financial pinch of zero ticket sales on match days.
Bayern have been constantly linked with pricey reinforcements for this summer. They are tipped to bring in at least one if not two big names after the 2019/20 campaign, one of whom could be Leroy Sane. Manchester City could charge upwards of £100 million for a winger of his calibre.
The Bavarians have already missed out on Timo Werner and let go of the opportunity to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona. Could they be left without any significant additions this summer? Rummenigge has definitely warned fans about managing their expectations regarding new arrivals.
Speaking to ARD after the 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday, Rummenigge said, “We will have to wait and see how this curious transfer market after coronavirus develops. We all do well to do our job and also take into account that the next season may be more financially challenging than the current one. The longer we have to play without a spectator, the more difficult it will be financially.”
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