Bayern Munich Chairman Rummenigge: “We Replaced Inter’s Ivan Perisic With Leroy Sane, A More Interesting Player”

January 26, 2021 18:15
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Bayern Munich chairman and former Inter forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has no regrets over his decision to let Ivan Perisic re-join the Nerazzurri last summer.

Perisic spent the 2019-20 campaign on a season-long loan in Bavaria, helping Bayern to an historic treble under Hans-Dieter Flick with a victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Final.

Bayern had an option to make the Croatian’s move permanent but instead opted to recruit Manchester City winger Leroy Sane in a potential €60 million deal.

In an interview with German publication BILD, as quoted by, Rummenigge said: “We were hurt by Thiago Alcantara’s departure to Liverpool because he is a difficult player to replace, but Perisic and Philippe Coutinho were replaced well.

“As far as Perisic is concerned, we replaced him proudly with Sane, a more interesting player in the long term.”

Perisic has been reintegrated into Antonio Conte’s project at Inter this season and has featured regularly, carving out a space for himself at left wing-back as back-up for Ashley Young.

This season the former Borussia Dortmund player has made 24 appearances, in which he has scored two goals and provided three assists for his teammates.


By Cammy Anderson