When Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich talk about one another, it’s often in rather gruff terms. To say the clubs do not get on would be putting it bluntly. However, in the strange world of German football, it’s alright to offer your opinion about a team you dislike in a fair, unbiased manner. We wonder if that will catch on anywhere else?
BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently was asked about the chance of FC Bayern bringing in former Schalke man, Leroy Sane. Currently at Manchester City, a contract that is running out of time. City, then, could look to cash in, especially if the club decides that Sane is no longer worth building around. With Bayern in need of wingers, the German makes perfect sense – even if the fee is “insane”, as it was put by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
When asked about whether or not he would be happy to see the Bavarians sign such a tremendous talent, though, Watzke told Bild: “I think it would be very good if Bayern brings Leroy Sane back as a Germany international,
“Because that would further increase the appeal of the league.”
While we are often huge fans of Watzke and his musings on football, this one seems a little off. Frankly, we cannot see how Bayern – chasing an eighth consecutive title – could possibly help the Bundesliga by signing one of the best attacking players in the world. How the club easing to another league title could be a positive for the reputation of the league, we do not know.
Perhaps ‘Aki’ Watzke will feel differently if the former Schalke man ends the 2019-20 season as a German champion.