Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has challenged Bundesliga teams to step up as he claims that they are being left behind by their counterparts in England.
Rummenigge was lamenting the inactivity of the German teams and their inability to excite TV rights to the league as he claimed that the likes of Bayer Leverkuseen and Shalke had been overtaken by Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspurs while the heavyweights like Bayern Munich were still behind Manchester United and Chelsea. “The Bundesliga has to finally act,” he told Bild. “The English are overtaking us left, right and centre. When taking into account transfer market activity, in marketing terms, in TV money – anywhere, really. The Bundesliga has to be careful not to fall further behind, I think. Anyone who follows the transfer market at the moment, within which English clubs work, knows their clubs are being fully upgraded. The Bundesliga has to be careful that we’re not emptied out.” Rummenigge wants to ensure that German teams can compete favorably in Europe for time to come.
Bayern Munich would begin the season on the first of August as they take on Wolfsburg in the German Super Cup