Frankfurt boss wary of threat from wealthy Premier League clubs
Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hübner fears that the Premier League clubs will plunder the Bundesliga for all the stars in the league.
|Bruno Hübner.||Photo: xtranews.de/CC-by-SA 2.0|
The Bundesliga is in danger of losing quality as more and more stars are lured to the English Premier League, Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Hübner says.
According to Hübner, the amount of money that the English clubs can offer in transfer fees and salaries is "madness" and often impossible to match for German clubs.
Therefore, Hübner feels it's important that financially strong clubs such as Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund will bring new stars to Germany.
"We have to be careful, because there is a danger that all the stars and good players from the Bundesliga will be taken away. First and foremost, the strong clubs such as Bayern and Dortmund need to reinvest," Hübner said during the RTL Nitro TV show '100% Bundesliga' on Monday evening.
"We have to ensure that the quality in the Bundesliga is maintained, and I believe that all clubs and the responsible agree that they have to fight."
The English Premier League is the richest football league in the world due to its massive TV rights deal.
Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton, €25 million), Bernd Leno (Arsenal, €25 million), Caglar Söyüncü (Leicester, €21 million) and Max Meyer (Crystal Palace, free transfer) are some of the Bundesliga players who have made the move to England over the summer.