Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic: “He’s a top player, and I hear a great boy too. You look there, but he’s a Dortmund player. Sixty goals in 60 games. You have to look, otherwise, we would be full amateurs.”
Bayern Munich sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, has confirmed that the club is looking into the possibility of signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Salihamidzic appeared on German TV channel Sport 1 on Sunday. There he said Bayern would appear like “amateurs” if they did not explore the option of signing the Norwegian striker.
“He’s a top player, and I hear a great boy too. You look there, but he’s a Dortmund player. Sixty goals in 60 games. You have to look, otherwise, we would be full amateurs,” Salihamidzic said.
According to Sky Germany, it would be very difficult for Bayern Munich to compete against other interested clubs financially.
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As things stand, they would be unable to meet the transfer fee and salary demands for the 21-year old.
Chelsea was understood to have been willing to offer Dortmund either Tammy Abraham or Callum Hudson-Odoi in part exchange for Haaland, but the Bundesliga side was determined to hold onto the 21-year-old.
Also, there was a chance that Erling Haaland could make a transfer to Chelsea but he was rejected. After that, he told that “it’s just rumored”.
“I don’t have much to say about this,” Haaland said in late July. “I have three years left on my contract and I’m enjoying my time here (at Dortmund). Before yesterday, I didn’t speak to my agent in one month – I think you have the answer there.
“I don’t care too much about that. It’s a lot of money – I hope it’s just rumored to be honest because that’s a lot of money for a person!”
Haaland scored 41 goals for Dortmund last season. Also, he has started this term in a similar style. He hit a hat-trick in his side’s 3-0 win over Wehen Wiesbaden in the German Cup at the weekend.