President of Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, confirmed that his club has abandoned the intention to bring the Chilean footballer Alexis Sanchez (28) from Arsenal.
Hoeness emphasized that it would be wrong if the club paid €100 million for an older player.
Sanchez has only one year of contract left with the London club and recently his move to Bayern or Manchester City has been brought up a lot. Hoennes said to the German media that they don’t want Sanchez in their ranks.
“We are all talking about a reconstruction and about planning Bayern Munich’s future. Then we do that, signing young players between 20 and 22 – and there are critics again. But you cannot reconstruct a team by signing 29 or 30-year-old players for €100 million. That is no policy. Either we go all the way with all these young lads, and then they need to have the chance to play, or we don’t go it,” said Hoeness and continued:
“I fully support what has been done so far, it is highly satisfactory and makes sense. Niklas Sule, Sebastian Rudy, Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso are players with huge potential for the future.”
Hoeness also added that the club is ready to play with young players and that he’s okay if for the next two or three seasons they are just the champion of Germany. After that, they can see what they can do on the international level.
Sanchez began his career at Cobreloa, from where he moved to Italian Udinese in 2006. He spent the first two seasons on loan at Colo Colo and River Plate, and then he transferred to Serie A. The good play took him to Barcelona in 2011, from where he moved to Arsenal after three seasons. In Chile’s national team he played 114 games, and with 38 goals he is all time best scorer in their national team.