Gladbach hit out at Bayern transfer policy

The club’s sporting director believes the Bundesliga champions are harming German football by snapping up young players before they can develop elsewhere

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has criticised Bayern Munich for their tendency to sign young talents before they have had a chance to develop.

The Bavarians recently announced the capture of Stuttgart youngster Joshua Kimmich after previously bringing in players such as Sinan Kurt from Gladbach and Mitchell Weiser from Koln.

Eberl feels German football would be better off if talented youngsters develop into key players at their boyhood clubs, though, before potentially moving on for a greater transfer fee.

“I’m not sure whether it actually benefits German football when you sign up promising youngsters before they are ready,” Eberl told Rheinischen Post.

“Young players could also make a name for themselves elsewhere before making the move to Bayern.

“That way, other clubs would also benefit from it, with bigger transfer fees finding their way to the clubs behind Bayern.”

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who joined Bayern from Brondby, has joined Augsburg on loan after struggling to cement his place in the first team.

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