Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “Super League Won’t Solve Inter’s Financial Problems”
Inter won’t solve their financial problems by joining a European Super League, former Nerazzurri midfielder Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned today.
A report in Italy’s media this morning claimed owners Suning were in a much stronger position at the club following the announcement of the Super League plans.
However, Bayern Munich CEO Rummenigge is nowhere near as convinced and has reiterated his belief that the franchise would be very bad news for all of European football.
“I’ve heard Inter have big financial problems and hope to solve them this way,” Rummenigge, who spent three seasons at Inter in the 1980s, told Corriere della Sera in an interview for Tuesday’s print edition.
“The revenue they’re talking about with the Super League seems enormous, but I don’t know if the problems will be solved long-term.
“I don’t believe they will: you can’t keep bringing in more money to compensate for your spending.”
Bayern Munich are one of the most notable absentees from the new Super League project, which has 12 founding members at present including Inter, AC Milan and Juventus.
Six clubs from the Premier League (Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham) are also involved, along with La Liga’s three traditional giants (Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid).
“I hope we can find a solution still, because the Super League would damage all of European football and we must avoid it,” Rummenigge added.
“The clubs want to use the Super League to get rid of their debts, which have worsened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the answer can’t always be to earn more money and to pay players and agents more.
“It’s time to create a less ‘arrogant’ way of doing football; the solution is to reduce costs.”