Bayern director: Deals like Pogba’s won’t become the norm

Date published: Tuesday 18th April 2017 1:19

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Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke does not think transfers the size of Paul Pogba’s £89million switch to Manchester United will become the norm.

The French star returned to Old Trafford for a world record transfer fee last summer but judging by speculation ahead of the latest transfer window opening, that record could be broken several times in the next few months.

However, Reschke thinks that because clubs are now unwilling to part with their star names we are more likely to see them leave on free transfers like, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic did last summer.

“There was one transfer in excess of 100 million euros last season, Pogba, and maybe you could mention Gonzalo Higuain in the same bracket with 90 million euros,” Reschke told El Pais.

“But I predict fewer transfers of that stature in the future. Big clubs simply do not want to sell their best players. And the best players are already at these clubs.

“They only leave when their contract expires, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dani Alves. Maybe you are able to buy someone when he only has one more year left on his contract.

“The best players are already at Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico [Madrid], the big Premier League clubs, Bayern, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.”

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