Bayern Munich not going to join race for Erling Braut Haaland

The first leg of the Champions League threw up debates between football’s two hottest prospects Erling Braut Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. Both players played a crucial role in their team’s victory in the Champions League. Haaland is expected to spark a transfer battle this summer, so the name of Bayern Munich will also get a mention.

The young Norwegian striker is attracting interest from all top European clubs. As good as Borussia Dortmund’s striker has been in the last two seasons, Bild reveals that Bayern is not going to be involved in a transfer battle for him.

Die Roten already has the best striker in the world, Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker is ageing like a fine wine, getting better with every passing year. Keeping Lewandowski out of the team is near impossible right now, so investing heavily on Haaland in summer doesn’t make sense.

The German Champions also have other transfer priorities in the summer window. They need to bolster the midfield department instead of adding a striker to the squad. Apart from midfield, a winger could also be higher in the club’s transfer list for next season.

From a financial point of view, Die Roten cannot afford to sign a player like Haaland this summer. Since multiple clubs are interested in him, there could be a bidding war. With the financial strain caused due to the pandemic, Rekordmeister cannot commit a nine-figure fee for the Norwegian striker.

Bayern will be hoping that Dortmund manages to hold on to Haaland for one more season. In a year, the German Champions might be more receptive to bring in a striker. Lewandowski will be 34 at the start of the 2022/23 campaign, so Die Roten will have to start looking for his replacement.

Haaland reportedly has a release clause in his contract that becomes active in the summer next year. Die Roten will be able to avoid a bidding war as long as they sell the project to the player. If fans return to the stadium next year, then Rekordmeister will also have funds to pull off such a transfer.

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The recently crowned World Champions will have to tweak transfer plans this summer after a serious injury to Corentin Tolisso. They were reportedly eager to listen to offers for the French midfielder and reinvest the fee for a new midfielder. The German club has already sealed two transfers as Dayot Upamecano and Omar Richards have agreed to move to Bavaria in the summer.