Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bayern Boss Downplays Donovan's Long-Term Chances
Associated Press, February 17th, 2009 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

"[Landon Donovan] is an interesting player. But when you have [Mirolsav] Klose, [Luca] Toni and [Ivica] Olic already under contract, we think the fourth striker should really be a young player with prospects," said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, downplaying Donovan's chances of an extended stay with the Germany club in Munich newspaper TZ on Tuesday.

Hamburg's Olic arrives next season while backup striker Lukas Podolski is returning to FC Cologne at the end of this season. Donovan, since joining Bayern on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy, scored four friendly game goals but has been scoreless off the bench in three Bundesliga games and one German Cup game. He is scheduled to return to MLS in time for the 2009 season kickoff, but has stated repeatedly that he wants to remain at Bayern.

Meanwhile, German tabloid Bild reported that MLS is looking for a $10 million transfer fee and that the "wild card" player Donovan has yet to prove his worth being anything close to that.

Toni, whom Donovan replaced in the 35th minute of last Saturday's loss to Hertha Berlin, has an Achilles' injury. Either Donovan or Podolski is expected to start in Toni's place against Cologne next weekend. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Atletico Madrid Signs Young French Star    
Spanish La Liga champion Atletico Madrid has acquired 23-year-old French World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from ...
Cuauhtemoc Blanco Makes Comeback at 41    
Former Mexico striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has returned to the top flight of Mexican soccer at the ...
Jack Wilshere Regrets Having a Smoke    
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was caught on ...
Dick Advocaat Takes Serbia Helm    
Dutchman Dick Advocaat, whose resume includes stints as coach of the Netherlands, South Korea, PSV Eindhoven ...
Arsenal Buys Teen Defender for $27 million    
Arsenal has signed England U-19 defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for about $27 million. The 19-year-old ...
Schweinsteiger Says Sorry for Insulting Song    
World Cup winner and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized after a video appeared of ...
Lionel Messi Not Clear of Tax Trouble    
Despite the prosecutor arguing in June that his father Jorge was responsible for the family's finances ...
Ranieri Named Greece Coach     
Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece. The 62-year-old Italian replaces Fernando ...
West Ham's Carroll to Miss Four Months    
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to miss up to four months after suffering ankle ...
Pinto Quits Costa Rica     
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives