Bayern president complains about the financial strength of the English Premier League clubs
Bayern Munich president Oliver Kahn said again that the English clubs that play in the Premier League continue to maintain a huge financial advantage against the German champions (Bundesliga).
In statements to the German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag", he said that the benefits are great, adding: "By interest, I mean the combination of the investor's money and more than three and a half times the income from media rights."
As a result of this, he said that English clubs are moving further and further away in the salary structure, stressing: "The gap continues to widen."
Accordingly, the English clubs can prepare better and stronger teams than before.
"It's a huge challenge to stay competitive in this environment," Kahn emphasized.
The European Football Association (UEFA) amended the Financial Fair Play rules earlier this year, which means that clubs in the future can only spend 70 percent of their income on the team, including transfer fees and salaries.
Despite the financial crises, Kahn believes that Bayern remains in a position to have "14 to 15 of the best players" in the team.
"If all goes well in a season, we can also win the Champions League in the future," he said.
Bayern Munich won 10 consecutive league titles, but was eliminated from the Champions League against Villarreal in the quarter-finals this season.
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