Bayern do not want to weaken Dortmund by buying Lewandowski, says Hoeness

Die Rotens’ CEO says the times when his club used to acquire players to undermine the competition are over, and adds there is currently no emergency to sign another striker

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has remarked that if his side were to buy Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski, the main purpose would not be to weaken the Bundesliga title holders.

The Poland international has been heavily linked with a move to the Allianz Arena, following claims by Germany legend Lothar Matthaus that the player had already agreed terms with the Bavarian outfit to make the switch in the future.

And Hoeness has now said that if his club were to sign the player, their intention would not be to deliver a blow to the Westphalian outfit.

“During the last 12 months, we did well with with taking things as they come, and not commenting on them too early,” the 61-year-old told Sport Bild.

“To be honest, it’s not in our interest to weaken other teams.

“We did things like that in the past, but now it only can be a side aspect. The main aspect for a transfer should be: will the player make the team better or not?”

The president was then quick to remark that die Roten have already sufficient quality among their ranks.

“The fact is, we have three good strikers. And we are in no emergency [to strengthen this position],” he added.

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