Matthaus: PL Move Could Ruin De Bruyne, Firmino And Baba

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German legend Lothar Matthaus has criticized the PL moves of De Bruyne, Baba and Firmino away from the Bundesliga.

The trio moved from Wolfsburg, Augsburg and Hoffenheim respectively, for City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

And former Bayern Munich boss, Lothar Matthaus has criticized the move, saying they won’t get time to develop.

“Their agents only see the numbers that are being offered from the Premier League clubs,” he told Bild. “Take [Shinji] Kagawa for example, who joined Man United as a top player from Borussia Dortmund and failed in the end, they forget quickly.

“For their bank account, it’s a big change in pay, but in sporting terms it doesn’t pay off.

“Whether a player like Baba plays or not doesn’t matter to Chelsea in the end. At Augsburg, Baba was a regular player, in Mourinho’s team, he is just a number among many.

“So it doesn’t only threaten Baba or Firmino’s careers, but also De Bruyne’s.”



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