Hoeness rules out Bayern Munich spending spree

May 29, 2008

Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness insists the German champions will not spend big this summer.

The Bundesliga giants have already signed Germany international midfielder Tim Borowski on a free transfer from Werder Bremen, and Hoeness claims that could be the club's only significant acquisition.

Bayern brought the likes of Luca Toni, Miroslav Klose and Franck Ribery to the Allianz Arena last summer as they looked to regain the Bundesliga title from Stuttgart.

They did just that - winning the DFB Pokal as well - and Hoeness feels the present squad does not need strengthening.

He told the Bild newspaper: 'We have already signed Tim Borowski, an international after all.

'I am not of the opinion that we need to buy players every year. We were very interested in AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso. Unfortunately that did not come off.

'But it does not make any sense to say: 'If we don't get Gattuso then we will buy someone so that we have bought someone'.

'Last year there was a real need to strengthen the team. This year it is not the case. I can imagine us starting next season with our present squad.'