Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has leapt to the defence of his former club after they paid a club-record fee for Lucas Hernandez.
The Bavarian giants had confirmed that Lucas Hernandez will be joining the club from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the summer.
The transfer for the French international defender makes it the most expensive in the illustrious history of Bayern Munich.
The German champions signed the Atletico Madrid utility defender for €80m which is almost twice the previous record held by compatriot Corentin Tolisso.
Frenchman Tolisso signed for the Bavarian giants in a deal reported to be around €41m.
Lothar Matthaus defended the expensive spending from Bayern Munich in his latest interview monitored by popular media portal Goal.
According to him, the Bayern hierarchy realised that they had to spend to improve the squad after they were outclassed by Premier League giants Liverpool in their last 16 tie in the Champions League.
Bayern had secured a valuable goalless draw away from home in the first leg of their last 16 encounter in the competition before they were beaten 3-1 in the return leg by the Merseysiders in front of their home fans.
Senegalese international Sadio Mane was the thorn in Bayern’s flesh after he scored two goals to hand his side a quarterfinal berth via a 3-1 aggregate win.