Ex-Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge reveals most important transfers in club history with Robert Lewandowski only FOURTH
FORMER Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed the club’s most important transfers in history.
But icon Robert Lewandowski is only FOURTH on the supremo’s list.
Rummenigge, 66, spent ten years playing for Bayern before taking a management role in 1991.
After being made CEO in 2002, he oversaw a golden period at the club which included 14 Bundesliga title wins and two Champions Leagues.
Before passing his role to Oliver Kahn last year, Rummenigge also signed off on numerous top talents including Polish striker Lewandowski.
The hitman, who joined Barcelona this summer, scored 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern after a move from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.
He also won countless trophies, including the 2020 Treble.
But despite Lewandowski being the second-top scorer in Bundesliga history, while also holding several records for goals, Rumminegge does NOT count him in Bayern’s top three signings.
According to Sky, he believes “Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer” have all proven to be more important transfers than Lewandowski – and “in this order” too.
Ribery spent 12 years at Bayern after joining from Marseille in 2007, scoring 124 goals in 425 games while winning nine titles and a Champions League.
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As for Robben, he netted 144 times in 309 matches during a ten-year stay, winning eight titles plus a Champions League.
Finally, Neuer is in his 12th season at Bayern and still going strong.
He’s played 481 times for the club and has won ten titles plus two Champions Leagues.
But Lewandowski will get the chance to prove Rummenigge wrong when new side Barcelona face Bayern in the Champions League on Tuesday.
He angered the Germans by forcing through a move to Spain over the summer in his bid to win a first Ballon d’Or title.
Bayern failed to land a direct replacement, although they did sign Sadio Mane from Liverpool.
And it’s believed Tottenham and England star Harry Kane is top of transfer their list for next summer.
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