Former Germany skipper stirs up Bundesliga transfer talk.
Germany football legend Lothar Matthaus has potentially caused some trouble this week after he admitted that he would move to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus if he were in charge at Bayern Munich.
Bayern have angered their domestic rivals over recent years by snapping up both Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski in successive years under rather dubious circumstances.
Reus has recently been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga strugglers and Bayern have now seemingly thrown their hat into the ring after Matthaus advised them to make their move.
“The important thing is he stays in the Bundesliga. It would be a pity if he left for Spain or England,” he said.
“Uli Hoeness once said that it was Bayern’s duty to buy every German national team player. That’s why I was amazed by the sale of Toni Kroos [to Real Madrid] to buy Xabi Alonso, who is nine years older. For the future, Kroos might have been the better choice.
“Bayern Munich has to think about the future and they’re doing that: Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben – all of their performance levels will drop a little bit in the next two or three years, so stability can get lost.
“I am therefore convinced that Bayern has to look for younger players to fill the voids these players will leave someday.
“If I was in charge at Bayern I would think about [signing Reus]. With Reus this is not about economic reasons; this is about the chance to win titles.
“Maybe success in Dortmund is more emotional. But, at the end of the day, nobody is ever asked which title was more emotional.”
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