'Real Madrid can buy Neymar' - Salihamidzic warns Bayern won't be doing 'crazy' transfers

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The prospect of the Brazilian moving to the Spanish capital suggests transfer fees will continue to rise, but Bayern are not worried about the trend

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Real Madrid should buy Neymar quietly as the Bundesliga side have no desire to compete for such "crazy" transfers.

Neymar's €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last summer was followed almost immediately by reports that Madrid remain determined to sign the star they have had eyes on since his Santos days.

The prospect of the Spanish club continuing Europe's trend of breaking world-record transfer fees to land the attacker does not worry those at Bayern, however, as Salihamidzic believes they can remain competitive with the top teams without spending big money.

"I am against doing such crazy things, I do not think we have to push into that dimension," he told Suddeutsche Zeitung

"Real should buy Neymar quietly, we have to be different, we have to plan for the long-term more than some of these clubs. They can be influenced at short notice by a World Cup or European Championship and then pay a lot for a player, we should know in advance what we are doing, we have to be faster."

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The former Bayern and Juventus player went on to admit that the German giants may have to splash out a large sum on some occasions.

"It could happen that a player will leave us for a lot of money and then we will have to reinvest with a lot of money in the team. That would be an exception, though."

The Bavarian outfit are looking to add to this season's Bundesliga title success with the DFB-Pokal when they face Eintracht Frankfurt in the final on Saturday.

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