Club President dismisses specualtion over Arjen Robben, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller.
Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has dismissed claims linking a trio of the club’s top players with a summer exit according to Sky Sports.
The club’s former coach Ottmar Hitzfeld reportedly hinted that Arjen Robben could be set for a summer departure from the Bundesliga giants while reports in recent weeks have also linked German stars Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller with a move away from the club.
Hitzfeld has suggested that the trio would be unlikely to feature for the club once former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola takes charge.
But Hoeness has moved to pour cold water on the speculation insisting all three have a long future at the club.
The Bayern President dismissed Hitzfeld’s comments as misguided and questioned how the former manager would have obtained such knowledge.
‘I can’t really say how Ottmar Hitzfeld can have such thoughts’, said Hoeness.
Arjen Robben also moved to dismiss the speculation. The Dutch winger has found himself out of the starting eleven this season and questions have been raised about whether the former Chelsea winger would be able to adapt to Guardiola’s passing style of football.
But Robben insisted he is keen to see out the two years that are remaining on his current contact with the Bundesliga leaders.
‘I think it’s a joke, people outside of the club don’t know the plans’, said Robben.
‘I still have two years on my contract and we have a new era beginning next season and I’m looking forward to it.’