With Robert Lewandowski reportedly desiring a move away from Bayern Munich, the Bavarians could turn their attention to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland
The Bavarians have regularly dipped into Borussia Dortmund ’s pool for their star players, and they could be set to return to the Signal Iduna Park for the Norwegian hitman.
Haaland has become one of the most predatory strikers in the world, after racking up a sensational 68 goals and 19 assists in just 67 appearances for Dortmund.
However, Marco Rose’s side is going to have a very difficult time holding onto the 21-year-old, as a £64m release clause becomes active next season.
And according to German newspaper Bild; Bayern could join the race to sign the former RB Salzburg man if they decide to sell current hitman Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish hitman was signed from the Signal Iduna Park for a free transfer in the summer of 2014, and Julian Nagelsmann’s side could look to a Dortmund striker once more, if the 33-year-old departs the Allianz Arena.
Reports from Sky Sports News in August claimed the Poland captain said to the Bavarians he wants to leave the club for a new challenge.
However, with his contract with the German giants not set to expire until 2023, Bayern reportedly put a £100m price tag on his head.
The expensive price-tag and reluctance to sell the lethal striker reportedly frustrated the Pole, but he did not try to agitate for a move as he did not want to damage his relationship with the club.
During the eight years he has spent with the club, Lewandowski’s capacity to find the net has been nothing short of sensational; scoring an astronomical 210 goals in 226 Bundesliga appearances for the Bavarians.
Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga goalscoring record last season, hammering home 41 league goals in 29 domestic appearances.
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He is currently neck on neck with Haaland in the new season’s goalscoring charts, with both forwards tied on seven league goals for their respective clubs.
However, if Lewandowski’s wishes are granted, this will be his final season at the six-time European champions.
And if he is to depart from the exit doors, all attention will be turned onto Haaland.
It is an interesting development from the club as Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the club would struggle to afford the lethal Norwegian.
“It will be very difficult, though, to retain him in the Bundesliga beyond 2022, at which point I understand that a termination clause enters into force,” Rummenigge said to AS in September.
“He does not stop scoring and clubs are already lining up to convince him and his agent.
“We will see a real auction in which, taking into account that the amount for the transfer is already set in the contract, he will be taken by the club that offers the highest salary.
“I don’t think it’s possible for any Bundesliga club, not even Bayern.”