Franz Beckenbauer believes that Marco Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund for one of Europe's giants in a year's time and added that he would fit in well at Bayern Munich.
The Bavarians have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge strongly suggesting that the Bundesliga champions could look to activate his release clause, which will reportedly drop to €25 million next summer.
Beckenbauer certainly expects the Germany international to depart Signal Iduna Park sooner or later.
"I can imagine him at Bayern very well," the former West Germany international told Bild.
"If you can get a player of his class, you need to try it. If he doesn't go to Bayern in 2015, he will probably go to another big club like Real Madrid or Manchester United.
"Dortmund will probably not be able to hold on to him. I can understand why Dortmund don't like discussion about Reus."
Dortmund reacted angrily to Bayern's comments about Reus' release clause but Beckenbauer feels it was not too much of an issue.
"The amount of the release clause probably wasn't a big secret," he argued. "Every interested party probably knew it."