Bayern Munich are ready to push Borussia Dortmund’s striker Erling Haaland if they have to replace Robert Lewandowski next summer.
Lewandowski remains the best striker in the world, but since he was open to leaving Bayern before the start of the current season, he is expected to be targeted by a handful of teams in 2022, including Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Should the Pole leave, Bayern want a statement to replace him, and Sport Bild claims that those in charge at the Allianz Arena have discussed making Haaland heir to the throne of Lewandowski.
Bayern have not had any formal talks, but have investigated how expensive a deal would be for Haaland.
In addition to his release clause, which is around £ 65million, Bayern believe they would also have to pay £ 25million in annual wages, at least another £ 25million to Agent Mino Raiola, and then another payment to Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge. Furthermore.
It is accepted that City and PSG could give Haaland more money if they pursue him against Lewandowski, but Bayern hope that willingness to stay in Germany could increase their chances of signing the 21-year-old.
Interestingly, Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, who joined Bayern in 2016 before returning three years later, recently admitted he had warned Haaland that “the turf isn’t always greener” when he leaves the Westfalenstadion.
“In football you have to be aware that a good environment and the feeling of being comfortable with your team play a big role in success,” he said. “You have to realize that this is not the case with every club. We have a lot to offer Erling.
“It is generally very important for players to know what they have in their clubs and what can change if you go somewhere else. Personally, I ruled out a lot of changes for myself early on because I know that the type of football, the other manager or the line-up of the team was not promising for me.
“I can fully understand when [Haaland] want to stay because it’s great in Dortmund. He knows what he’s got here, but everyone has to see for themselves what they’re happiest with. “