Academy will not come cheap for Germany
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.