HAALAND TOO EXPENSIVE FOR BAYERN MUNICH – GOMEZ
The race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is still on even though the Bundesliga giants’ CEO announced that the 20-year-old striker will not be leaving the club this summer and will play for them next season. Haaland is currently the hottest prospect in world football at the moment and even though he has been deemed unsellable this summer, it is still highly inevitable for Dortmund to receive offers for him from some of the top clubs across Europe.
As for Barcelona, they want to replace their aging players, including Antoine Griezmann who has already surpassed the age of 30. United were one of the clubs linked with a move for Haaland before he opted to join Dortmund last summer and even though they have been touted to return for him this summer, they will reportedly not make a bid for him, especially after tying down Edinson Cavani to a one-year contract.
Bayern Munich only recently joined the list of interested clubs who want to sign Haaland, but a move for the striker to the Allianz Arena appears to be one of the slimmest chances. The Bundesliga champions are interested in signing a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski but they may not be able to afford the fee Dortmund want for Haaland.
According to Bayern Munich’s former striker Mario Gomez, the fee (£100m+) Dortmund want for the striker is way too much and exceeds Bayern’s budget.