Report on the meeting in Munich
It appears that Haaland has been negotiating with FC Bayern for a long time
Erling Haaland’s exit clause is an ongoing topic in Dortmund and, of course, also for FC Bayern. According to a report, the striker and the Bundesliga record champions met for detailed talks in early March. The people of Munich do not contradict the information.
Probably only Erling Haaland can put an end to this drama, which can be observed around the question of which jersey the world-class footballer will wear after the summer break. Almost certainly it will not be the Giallorossi of Borussia Dortmund, this now seems clear. The 21-year-old has outgrown the Revierklub and is fighting for the titles, preferably the big ones. FC Bayern are also aiming for this every season, which after ten consecutive domestic leagues is increasingly shifting focus to the Champions League. That is why it seems logical that the people of Munich are interested in Haaland.
In early March, the Norwegian national team striker and Hasan Salihamidžić, sporting director and Bayern Munich team planner, would meet in Munich. It is reported by “Bild”, which also claims to have learned from “hours of” conversations. The place of the conversation, which has not yet become public, was Salihamidžić’s private home. The tabloid also writes that when asked if it was correct that this bout took place, FC Bayern declined to comment. Which is not an admission, but not even a denial.
What, according to “Bild”, suggests an exchange of ideas between Haaland and Salihamidžić: the forward, injured for a long time in the spring, was actually in Monaco at the moment in question. Mainly to get in shape after his muscle problems, which FC Bayern were talking about to the 21-year-old about his future.
Kahn gets heavy when he changes
CEO Oliver Kahn is also rumored to have traveled to Munich around the same time to speak with Mino Raiola, the advisor to numerous stars. One of his clients is Erling Haaland, who has so far scored 82 goals and 23 assists in 86 official matches in Dortmund, but is increasingly losing fans’ sympathy with theater for his future.
His contract with the BVB is valid until 2024, but in exchange for a payment of around 75 million euros, according to consistent reports, the striker can leave at the beginning of the summer. A sum that would not represent a record figure for FC Bayern: in 2019 Lucas Hernández arrived from Atlético Madrid for 80 million euros, the most expensive change in Bundesliga history to date. However, Kahn had recently announced that the people of Munich were obviously interested in Haaland in principle, but the overall package which included salary, consultant fees and the like was “very far” from their own ideas.
Manchester City, the club that took the pinnacle of English and European football with seemingly endless funds from the UAE, have been the favorite for weeks. Jan Aage Fjörtoft, former Bundesliga pro at Eintracht Frankfurt, now TV expert and close confidant of Haaland, announced to Sport1 over the weekend: “Manchester City are in pole position. But I know Bayern are still trying hard to catch him. . “The success of these efforts remains to be seen.