German legend Lothar Matthaus has suggested Bayern Munich will do anything to get what and who they want.
German legend Lothar Matthaus has suggested Bayern Munich seek to ‘destroy any club’ that poses a threat to their dominance at the top of German and European football.
Bayern are viewed as one of the strongest clubs in the world, fortunate in the respect that they can hand pick some of the best players available, strengthening their own grip on German football while weakening their rivals.
The classic case in point is the imminent arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund in the summer with BVB more content to let the Pole join Pep Guardiola’s men for nothing over selling him to them.
“Bayern wants to destroy any club. They seek only the benefits for themselves. The club just want to have the best, they have always "poached" from teams with good players. This is legitimate,” Matthaus told Die Welt.
So what does it means for any Premier League sides interested in some of the best players from Germany as they look to strengthen their own position?
Well, the outlook isn’t so good, with Matthaus suggesting that Bayern can keep up their current levels of success for another three to five years while their rivals around them try to rebuild and break their dominance.
“In the next three to five years, they would be champions respectively,” he added.
The problem any side faces going up against Bayern Munich for the same transfer target is not just a financial one, it’s the guaranteed success that Pep Guardiola and the club represents.
Arsenal have been linked with the same transfer target as Bayern in the form of Schalke's Julian Draxler while Manchester United have a deep interest in signing Toni Kroos, one of the current side's best players.
Bayern have a staggering 20 point lead at the top of the Bundesliga and they are favourites to retain their Champions League title with the bookies.
They took apart an Arsenal side which has been playing superbly in the first leg of the last 16 tie at the Emirates and if they only add, improving their squad in several areas then the gap will get bigger.
Jurgen Klopp has more to worry about than any Premier League manager but Bayern’s influence has the potential to extend far beyond their own top division.
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