Former Bayern Munich scout Bjorn Andersson has revealed the reason why the German giants did not sign Norwegian wunderkind Martin Odegaard.
The youngster, then 15 years old in December 2014, was expected to sign for the Bavarians after club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge raved about the teenager.
Odegaard, however, emerged at Real Madrid, where it was rumoured he was on a wage of £80,000-a-week.
And now, Andersson has told ESPN that Bayern were not willing to match Madrid’s offer.
“Martin was down in Munich to visit as well, but they chose Real Madrid. And who could say no to that money? I don’t think many of us would have said no,” said the Scandinavian scout.
Odegaard, now 18, struggled to make an impact with the Spanish giants, and has spent the last season on loan at Eredivisie club Heerenveen.