Bayern squad too big, says Uli Hoeness

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted that their squad size has become ‘too big’ and the club is expected to release a handful of players to reduce their squad size.

The club has added Leon Goretzka from Schalke so far in the ongoing transfer window. The club could also see a move of Benjamin Pavard who has been linked to the club for many days, but it is believed that the French defender wont be joining the club until next summers.

In talks with SportsBILD, the German club president admitted that the club will be releasing some players to scale back.

He said, “The squad is too big, we will have to hand in one, two or three players by Christmas at the latest.”

There are rumours that players like Jerome Boateng will leave the club for clubs like PSG and even Arturo Vidal is linked with a possible move to Inter Milan and Manchester United following his omission from Kovac’s pre-season squad. Thiago Alcantara is also believed to leave the side and join either Manchester united of their rivals Chelsea

Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed these linkups. But Hoeness refused to speak up about the linkups.

He said, “That’s a question they have to ask the coach, not me,”

The president also spoke up about James Rodriguez future with the club and said that they are not  willing to let go the player. James is presently on loan at the Allianz Arena until 2019. He said, “We would never have agreed. He has a valid contract with us. Thank God we have one more year left.”

Even the player has confirmed his stay at the German club. James said, “So far, I’m still here and I’ve had a spectacular first season so I’m very happy there. I feel like the club and the fans love me very much.”




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