Academy will not come cheap for Ger­many

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Suc­cess can of­ten come at a price and the Ger­man Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (DFB) were not afraid to spend money when they de­cided to build a new academy com­plex in Frank­furt where their next gen­er­a­tion of play­ers will de­velop their skills. How­ever, they are go­ing to end up spend­ing more then they bar­gained for as the project is set to cost €150 mil­lion (Dh647.1m) rather then the ini­tially priced €90m. “Un­for­tu­nately, the con­struc­tion price in­dex in the last two years have risen, so lit­i­ga­tion has cost us a few ex­tra mil­lion eu­ros, so it is im­por­tant that the work starts soon,” DFB gen­eral sec­re­tary Friedrich Cur­tius told Die

Welt. The fi­nal sum for the sprawl­ing com­plex must be ap­proved next month, but Cur­tius says there are no con­cerns about the project. “We have just signed good con­tracts with adi­das and Volk­swa­gen for the fu­ture, no one has to worry about the eco­nomic fu­ture of the DFB,” he said.

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