Erling Haaland fired Borussia Dortmund to a 2-0 lead against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena inside of the opening 10 minutes before Bayern went on to score 4 unanswered goals, securing a vital 3 points that took them back to the top of the Bundesliga table. So much of this installment of Der Klassiker was billed as the overwhelming sub-plot of Haaland vs. Robert Lewandowski and that lived up to expectations as they scored 5 goals between the two of them.
You’d have to be living under a rock not to realize that Haaland is currently one of the most highly sought after players across European football, and it’s anyone’s guess as to where he will play after Dortmund. In this week’s edition of SportBild, Bayern’s front office had already ruled out a potential mega-transfer of the Norwegian international to Sabener Strasse, mainly because of the fact that Lewandowski is under contract until 2023 and Haaland certainly wouldn’t want to accept a non-starting role wherever he goes.
However, after Bayern’s 4-2 win over their bitter rivals, Hansi Flick admitted that anything, in fact, is possible in terms of a potential future at FC Bayern for Haaland (Tz). “A lot is possible in life. I can’t rule that out. He has a long-term contract with BVB, but he is a player who is the focus of many top teams,” Flick explained. If this were to ever materialize, of course it would be another case of a top Dortmund talent leaving to go to Bayern, but it will inevitably be up to Haaland where he goes next.
In addition to refusing to entirely rule out a Haaland to Bayern transfer at any point in the distant future, Flick also drew some comparisons between Lewandowski and Haaland despite their 12-year age difference. “Robert has proven over the years what a world-class player he is. He has proven over the years that he plays at a top level. Haaland is a young player who is very hungry for goals. He has tremendous drive, tremendous speed and a strong finish,” Flick explained.