Bayern Munich’s squad planning must account for dozens — if not hundreds — of scenarios.
One of the more difficult situations that the Bavarian brass will face in the coming months, will be whether or not to extend the contract of Lewandowski.
The most recent news indicates that Lewandowski wants to stay at Bayern Munich, but has become frustrated with a number of things from lack of involvement in the offense, to his scoring streak ending, to all of the transfer talk involving other strikers.
Whether that banter is true or not does not really matter. The bottom line is that Bayern Munich needs to have a plan should things not work out (for one reason or another) with Lewandowski.
Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia) has issued a report detailing a board meeting held at Bayern Munich where club personnel discussed that exact possibility.
During the meeting, club officials talked through what the financial package might have to look like to acquire Haaland.
Christian Falk even went as as to tweet out that Bayern Munich would have a go at Haaland if Lewandowski leaves:
When asked by Bild if the club was discussing a move for Haaland, Bild did not receive a reply from Bayern Munich.
As for what it might take to get Haaland, well, that is up for debate. Bild is reporting that the numbers could €75 million for transfer fee, €30 million per year in wages, €30-€40 million in an agent fee for Mino Raiola, and an additional “whose your daddy?” fee (my words, not Bild’s) to Alf-Inge Haaland, Erling’s father.
While that financial package seems ludicrous, it should be noted that there was another story released recently, stating that Haaland was not going to let money determine where he plays next.
Who to believe? What to believe?
Regardless, we should all just mentally prepare ourselves for the avalanche of stories headed our way in the not-so-distant future.