In search of Robert Lewandowski’s successor, FC Bayern seem to have found what they were looking for (once again) at Ajax Amsterdam. The former Munich professional has reportedly contacted Sebastien Haller and sees the 27-year-old forward as an ideal replacement for Lewy. According to current media reports, Borussia Dortmund are also getting into the transfer poker game for the Ivorian.
With 33 goals and nine assists in 39 games, Haller is currently playing an extremely strong season for Ajax. The edgy center forward has also shown this season to score regularly internationally and to score eleven goals in eight Champions League games.
Haller arouses desires in many major European clubs. According to the “BILD” also to FC Bayern. As a result, the Monaco is already in contact with his advisors and has inquired about a possible transfer in the summer, should the contract extension with Robert Lewandowski break.
Dortmund are looking to find Haller as Haaland’s replacement
As the English “The Sun” reports, Haller is not only on the Munich squad, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are also intensely involved with the Ivorian international. The BVB is looking for a successor to Erling Haaland, who will most likely leave the club in the summer.
United would also like to strengthen their attacking team. The Red Devils also have a certain advantage. Reason: With Erik ten Hag, the current Ajax manager will move to Manchester in the summer. Ten Hag and Haller successfully work together in Amsterdam. The Dutchman is a huge fan of the striker and would like to lure him to Old Trafford.
Haller is contractually linked to Ajax until 2025. Its current market value is € 30 million. According to information from “BILD”, Amsterdam would be ready to speak from a sum of 40 million euros. The “Sun” also signals a pain threshold of between 40-50 million euros.
Can Bayern score with Zirkzee?
Not only does ManUnited have an ace up their sleeve with ten Hags, but Bayern also appear to have a better starting position than BVB. As “SPOX” and “GOAL” revealed this week, Ajax are dealing with FCB youngster Joshua Zirkzee. The 20-year-old forward is currently on loan to RSC Anderlecht and impressed with 17 goals and 10 assists in 42 games. Monaco could therefore involve Zirkzee in a possible transfer of Haller. Advantage for Ajax: You would get a successor directly and also a transfer fee.
Zirkzee itself is open to a permanent departure from Munich. The young man recently pointed out that after the loan he no longer wants to settle for a reserve role at FCB.