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Bayern not interested in pursuing a deal for Erling Haaland

Alphonso Davies und Erling Haaland
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According to a report from Sport Bild, Bayern Munich internally has admitted that a move for young star Erling Haaland is highly unlikely at this stage.

The league leaders already have Robert Lewandowski firing on all cylinders and is clearly in his football prime, but a deal to prise away Haaland from Borussia Dortmund simply would not be right for both parties. For the European champs, a move for the Dortmund hitman would be hard financially considering the hit many clubs have taken because of the pandemic.

Given Haaland”s meteoric rise to superstardom, it is hard to fathom that should Bayern declare an interest, that he would be content playing second fiddle to Lewandowski as the youngster would need to be starting every game he is fit, something that would not happen at Bayern.

According to Sport Bild, the release clause for Haaland in 2022 is currently set at €100 million, which is €25 million more than what was rumored for his clause to be.

For fans hoping that Bayern will move for Haaland, the fact that the report stated that “currently” Bayern cannot sign Haaland, does not mean that in a year or two they will not as things can change dramatically in the space of a week.

If Bayern was interested in signing Haaland, many Bayern fans would welcome the addition of the young star as he is the next superstar in world football if he is not already. However, the fact that the Bavarians will have Robert Lewandowski leading the line for at least the next three to four years, that in itself is enough not to warrant spending an astronomical amount of money when they already have a world-class forward in their ranks.

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.