Current European champion and economic power in Europe, Bayern Munich has announced that it will not be part of the race for Lionel Messi. Bavarian club idol and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained his reasons when asked about the topic.

“No, we cannot afford a player of this stature. It is not part of our policy and philosophy,” said Rummenigge, in an interview with the Italian newspaper “Tuttosport”, this Thursday (27). “Honestly, hearing that Messi can leave Barcelona makes me a little sad. Léo wrote the history of this club and, in my opinion, he should end his career there” said.

Rummenigge said he did not understand how rival clubs would ensure their own financial health in a deal like this. He also said that Bayern will not enter the fray because they cannot afford the Messi cost figures.