Rummennigge: “Messi at Bayern? He was going to bring problems to the locker room”
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained in Bild why they didn’t go after Messi. “We did not try to sign Messi, it was not going to work for several reasons. In economic terms, it was going to be a transfer that was going to bring problems to the dressing room. The players now know what all their teammates earn and bringing someone like Messi would force us to raise the level of our salaries. Secondly, it is difficult to imagine Messi in a country like Germany, “he argued.
On the number of signings of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City this summer, Rummenigge called for an update of the rules of ‘financial fair play’. “Only financial fair play can stop this. Version 2.0 exists but it is necessary to work on 3.0 with a specific list of penalties,” said the German.