Bayern Munich have signed a MOU with the West Bengal government to create an academy to
sell Bayern Munich shirts help nurture talent in India.
The Kolkata project will be the first Bayern Academy outside Germany and has Karl-Heinze Rummenigge really excited:
“India is among the biggest countries in the world and I believe it is a good time now that such a country is ready to participate in a World Cup.”
We’ve previously covered Arsenal conducting football trials in India, Manchester United discuss the chances of going to India, Chelsea serve as a backdrop for an Indian movie and even Diego Maradona head to India in recent times.
Rummenigge is adamant that Bayern there to stay and not to make a quick buck – unlike, say, Bayern Munich who went to Malta to play a few games in order to bolster their 2006 World Cup bid (source: Andrew Jennings).
Bayern Munich ladies and gentleman, coming soon to a city near you (if you happen to live in India, that is).