In an exclusive interview with Tuttosport, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge talked openly on many aspects of the club and his career. One of the most intriguing subjects, however, was regarding Borussia Dortmund phenom Erling Haaland.
Rummenigge appeared to be sensitive to the perception that Bayern Munich stole Robert Lewandowski from its Bundesliga rival. Lewandowski, of course, joined Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 2014 after breaking into stardom with Borussia Dortmund.
“Over the years, we’ve established a good relationship with (Borussia Dortmund CEO) Hans-Joachim Watzke and Borussia Dortmund and in the transfer market,” said Rummenigge. “As long as I’m in charge, another transfer like Lewandowski will not happen.”
Of course, this is relevant now because Haaland looks to be the best young striker in the world and would seemingly represent the smoothest transition for a player to step into Lewandowski’s shoes when the Polish Hitman starts to slow down.
Rummenigge, though, was adamant that he will not be a driving force in any pursuit of the 20-year-old Norway international.
“Haaland is fine at Dortmund and, honestly, as long as we have Lewandowski, we don’t need (Haaland),” Rummenigge said. “I can’t predict what will happen in the future because I’m in charge only until December 2021.”