Rummenigge sees the Bundesliga as a model for Serie A

The official has asked for the Italian league to follow in Germany's footsteps, pointing out what is necessary for the nation's football infrastructure to advance
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has provided Serie A clubs with the Bundesliga's recipe for success, after claiming that the state of footballing affairs on the peninsular has deteriorated over recent seasons.

The German claims that a lack of supporting infrastructure has resulted in teams having to sell their star players for profit, as was notably the case with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's and Thiago Silva's departures to Ligue 1's Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

"Italian football is in trouble, but I'm sure they will be able to manage this crisis," offered the former Inter striker.

"German stadiums are always full because we implement a social policy to keep our tickets affordable to the poor, being as low as €7 with Bayern.

"The international success of the Allianz Arena [Bayern Munich's home ground] suggest municipalities in Italy must understand the importance of modern stadiums for public football.

"Although I've read the Milan teams have been criticised, I believe they are on course to balancing wages and offering young players a chance."

Italian champions Juventus notably failed to sell out their stadium on its inauguration into the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk due to disputes over ticket prices, whilst AC Milan and Inter have been plagued by dwindling numbers of season ticket holders in recent years.