- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge mocks Juventus for spending heavily on Cristiano Ronaldo
- The Bayern Munich chief said the Italian side are desperate to win the Champions League
- The Serie A champions have not won the Champions League in the last 18 years
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has slammed Juventus for spending a huge £100million on Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Old Lady smashed the Serie A transfer record to sign the 33-year-old from Real Madrid last month.
Rummenigge can understand why Juve were so determined to land the Portuguese ace after catching wind Madrid were willing to sell, but he insisted Juve paid too much for Ronaldo considering his age.
"Ronaldo? I was surprised by the fact that Andrea Agnelli decided to make this deal happen, but from Juve's point of view it makes sense,' the Bayern chief executive told Merkur.
"Italian football has lost ground in recent years, but we'd never invest all that money on a 33-year-old player."
Bayern Munich have only spent £17m on 17-year-old Canadian sensation Alphonso Davies who joined from Vancouver last month.
Rummenigge believes success does not need to be bought and cited Madrid as an example as a club who won three consecutive Champions League triumphs without spending hugely.
The 62-year-old admitted he was surprised with the amount of money spent on players around Europe in the past few season, but knows who to blame for prices blowing up.
"If prices are inflated then the fault lies with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain," he added.
"There's no need to go crazy to win the Champions League.
"Just look at what Real Madrid have done in the last few years without spending almost anything and this is also our philosophy."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has verbally attacked Mesut Ozil after announcing his retirement from the German national team.
The Arsenal playmaker spoke of the racism and disrespect he has received as a result of his meeting with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan just before the World Cup in a lengthy statement released.
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