Erling Haaland for Robert Lewandowski? According to club president Herbert Hainer, the Norwegian top striker from Borussia Dortmund is not currently a transfer candidate for FC Bayern Munich.
And there’s a simple reason for that, as Hainer said on the football talk show on TV station Sport1: “Because we have the best striker in the world, Robert Lewandowski.” The 33-year-old Pole is under contract with the German record champion until June 30, 2023.
Hainer is confident that world footballer Lewandowski will play “for a few more years” at the current top level. The 67-year-old expects the attacker to stay in Munich longer. In Sport1 and in “Build am Sonntag” he said that he personally “would be happy if he ended his career with us”. In Munich, however, the board around Oliver Kahn and Hassan Salihamidzik is primarily responsible for squad planning and transfers. However, the supervisory board surrounding Hainer has to approve costly commitments.
still contract till 2024
Haaland, 21, is tied with Dortmund until the summer of 2024. The attacker, coveted by many top European clubs, could switch early after this season due to an opt-out clause. This clause is said to be 75 million euros.
“Maybe Erling is gone, maybe he will,” BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke said on TV broadcaster Bild on Sunday. Watzke said the huge interest from Spanish record champions Real Madrid is “guaranteed”. “I think it will be more popular in Spain. They play football differently in England.” But he believes Haaland will also do well “if he stays in the Bundesliga.” The BVB boss certainly didn’t mean a Haaland future with Bundesliga rivals FC Bayern. Incidentally, Lewandowski moved from Dortmund to Munich on a free transfer in 2014.
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