Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness now believes transfer fees will soon be increased even further, despite admitting he thought spending had finally reached its maximum.
“I said a number of years ago that we had reached the financial limits. I was wrong,” Hoeness told Bild.
“If Bayern take on Dortmund and both teams have a Chinese player in their team, about 300 million Chinese people are watching the game online and are paying €1 to do so, we get an entirely new situation … That would mean €300m on just one day.
“I am convinced that we will soon see a player change clubs for a transfer fee of €150m or €200m.”
Manchester United set a new high mark when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus for €105m (£89.3 million)