Oliver Kahn follows Niklas Süle

Oliver Kahn can’t resist a dig at Niklas Süle.Image: www.imago-images.de / imago images

Anna von Stefenelli

It is usually surprising when a footballer moves from FC Bayern to Borussia Dortmund and not vice versa. For Mats Hummels, who traveled to the Ruhr area from Munich in 2019, it was a comeback story. E: The transfer cost BVB a significant transfer fee.

The fact that Niklas Süle has been on the pitch for Borussia on a free transfer since this summer seems to bother FC Bayern a little more. At the annual general meeting in Munich, CEO Oliver Kahn couldn’t resist a tip against the central defender.

Niklas Süle now has a four-year contract with BVB.

Niklas Süle now has a four-year contract with BVB.Image: Ulrich Wagner / Ulrich Wagner

The club’s managers and players would like to have Süle in the squad again

The fact that Süle prefers the Ruhr area to Bavaria is not only greeted with sorrow by the club’s executives. His colleagues would have liked the central defender to remain in the team as well: “We are all annoyed that Niklas is leaving, we will miss him”national team goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said after the decision became known.

Now council chief Oliver Kahn has distributed Saturday at the club’s annual general meeting against Süle and BVB.

The team would like to have Niklas Süle still on the pitch.

The team would like to have Niklas Süle still on the pitch.Image: Sven Simon / Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON

Kahn teases: “For some unknown reason”

Among other things, he talked about the departures and said specifically: “While Niklas now plays inexplicably for Borussia Dortmund, Corentin Tolisso has returned to his hometown club, Olympique Lyon.”Kahn explained, alluding to Sule’s decision, which was a mystery to him.

Despite the strike, he made it clear that he appreciates the central defender and thanked the departures: “Both have made a great contribution, we wish them all the best for their new clubs.”

The center-back had been hesitant for a long time with an extension at FC Bayern, after the club initially took the time to extend their contract, which expired in 2022. Club officials had repeatedly expressed doubts about Sule’s fitness and motivation.

Niklas Süle now plays for BVB.

Niklas Süle now plays for BVB.Image: photo IMAGO / RHR

BVB also has to take sidewipe: “Red numbers”

Incidentally, not only Süle, but also BVB had to give it another try. Before Kahn, president Herbert Hainer gave himself a tip to Dortmund.

He made fun of the finances: “A look at our national rivals confirms us. Borussia Dortmund are in the red for the third consecutive timewith a deficit of 35 million euros last season. “Bayern were different: despite the crisis, they were in the black.

These are difficult times for Florentino Pérez. The longtime Real Madrid president with deep pockets has been used to regularly lure superstars to Madrid. But in recent years, the absolute mega stars have stopped coming.

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