Bayern Munich Expect Losses Of 150m Euros Due To COVID-19

Bayern Munich Expect Losses Of 150m Euros Due To COVID-19 2
File picture: Bayern Munich’s Polish ahead Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring his staff’s fourth objective with teammates throughout the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany, on March 20, 2021. (Photo by ANDREAS GEBERT / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO

 

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich mentioned on Monday they count on the Covid-19 pandemic to value them 150 million euros ($178 million) in misplaced match-day income.

Just a number of hundred followers have been allowed in for his or her ultimate recreation final season, the one Bayern match on the Allianz Arena the place spectators have been admitted for the reason that pandemic first hit Germany in March 2020.

Bayern president Herbert Hainer confirmed the forecasted loss after so many video games behind closed doorways, however insisted “our ambitions have not diminished”.

The new Bundesliga season begins on August 13 and Bayern hope well being laws in Bavaria will permit a restricted variety of followers to observe their first residence recreation towards Cologne on August 21 on the 75,000-capacity stadium.

The membership’s new chairman and CEO Oliver Kahn mentioned they need followers again within the stadium as quickly as potential “but safety remains the priority”.

Kahn additionally said subsequent season’s goal is to win a tenth straight Bundesliga title, “that’s our big goal. It’s never been done before in the top European leagues”.

In-coming new coach Julian Nagelsmann is tasked with conserving Bayern prime of the German league.

Kahn additionally revealed the membership is in contract-extension talks with midfielders Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman.

Goretkza has a yr left on his contract, Coman has two, however each are “very, very important players”, Kahn mentioned, who’ve been supplied “generous” packages.

Kahn admitted Bayern are wanting to keep away from a repeat of final season when David Alaba refused to signal an extension and left to affix Real Madrid without cost after his contract expired.

AFP

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Bayern Munich Expect Losses Of 150m Euros Due To COVID-19

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