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He was putting Nagelsmann’s record-breaking transfer fee in perspective: “I have to win the Champions League five times”

With Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern Munich has appointed his dream coach to succeed Hansi Flick. Munich residents had to peep in their pockets for the 33-year-old. According to rumors, Nagelsmann FCB could cost up to € 25 million in transfer fees. Oliver Kahn commented on the alleged record transfer for the first time and set it straight.

Only recently, Bayern Munich President Herbert Heiner revealed that “rumored amounts” in the media about Nagelsmann’s move would not correspond to the truth. Rumors have been fueled by RB’s sports director Oliver Mintzlaff, who has publicly spoken of a transfer fee of over € 23 million.

Oliver Kahn has now clarified that Bayern has not even started paying such an amount. At the same time, he revealed that a lot needs to happen before variable payments reach such an area: “To get even close to the rumored amounts, we have to win the Champions League five times before 2026. I don’t know if this is realistic. The amount guaranteed is lower. Much more than that. ” At the same time, the 51-year-old confirmed that no normal deal had been made with Leipzig: “We have opened new ground that goes beyond the usual mechanisms of transferring the amount of X.”

“What matters most at Bayern are titles.”

No matter how much the Munich team has to pay for Nagelsmann, the 33-year-old is rumored to be the most expensive coach in the world. Due to the high fees, the pressure increases on Nagelsmann to succeed from the start at the same time. For Kahn, this is not a problem at all: “Julian Nagelsmann’s character is someone who loves challenges. On the other hand, it’s about sporting success. In Bayern Munich, what matters above all is titles. That’s the challenge for every Bayern Munich coach. Deal with it. “