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Rummenigge names Bayern’s most important transfers in the last 10 years

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has named the two most important signings for Bayern Munich in the last 10 years.

Countless brilliant talents have played for Bayern Munich in the last decade and excelled, winning silverware regularly in what has proven to be a defining era in the club’s history.

Eight consecutive Bundesliga titles have arrived in the Bavarian capital, with a ninth one on the agenda for this season. Six DFB-Pokals, DFL Supercups, and two Champions League titles have also been won.

A key reason behind Bayern’s success lies in their shrewd transfer decisions and longevity of the squad in general.

So it’s fitting that Rummenigge acknowledged Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski as the Bavarians’ most important signings in the last 10 years.

“Both were absolute key players in winning the treble,” the club’s chairman told Bild.

“They are FC Bayern’s most important transfers in the last 10 years, and they were both inexpensive considering their merits and class,” he added.

Neuer, who arrived from Schalke in 2011 for €30m, has made 392 appearances in all competitions. The goalkeeper replaced Philipp Lahm as captain in 2017 and has won a remarkable 23 trophies with Bayern.

Lewandowski, on the other hand, signed for the club in 2014 on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund. Quite possibly one of the greatest coups in German football history, the Pole has scored 251 goals in 294 games.