Erling’s goalscoring achievements have made him one of the most sought-after players in world football. With Bayern Munich likely to compete with some of the game’s biggest sides if Dortmund decides to cash-in on the Norway international.
The Norwegian being tipped as Lewandowski’s potential successor
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick refused to rule out Erling Haaland’s prospect. He is following in Robert Lewandowski’s footsteps, making a move from BVB to Bayern Munich. Erling’s goalscoring achievements have made him one of the most sought-after players in world football. With Bayern Munich likely to compete with some of the game’s biggest sides if Dortmund decides to cash-in on the Norway international. Lewandowski made a successful move from BVB to Bayern Munich in 2014 and went on to win numerous trophies with the Bavarian giants, with Haaland being tipped as a potential successor. Flick spoke to reporters ahead of Saturday’s Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Dortmund when asked if he could represent Haaland as Lewandowski’s successor at the Allianz Arena.
Erling Haaland has a $92 million release clause in his contract
He told reporters: “In life, very, very much is possible, nothing can be ruled out. But that is a big way off. He has a long-term contract with Dortmund and is an option for many top clubs”. Some of the world’s biggest clubs have been linked with a move for Haaland. He scored 27 goals in 27 appearances this season until Saturday’s Der Klassiker. The 20-year-old reportedly has a $92 million release clause in his contract that comes into effect in 2022. However, such is his scoring prowess. Dortmund may look like to earn a more significant fee by selling him this summer. The pressure to cash-in on Haaland may be even greater if Dortmund miss out on the Champions League. And the club facing a real fight to qualify for next season’s competition.
Bayern would undoubtedly be among those interested in signing Haaland. With Lewandowski as an example of what he could have achieved by moving to Hansi Flick’s side. The Poland international has won 16 major trophies at Bayern in seven years, including six Bundesliga titles, three German cups and the Champions League. With Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus also showing interest, Haaland will have the choice of Europe’s elite if he decides to move on this summer.