According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich will be firmly in the race to acquire Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland next summer, when the Norwegian phenom will reportedly be available to a club that can trigger his €75-€80 million release clause.
The Bavarians, who have been reluctant to spend much during this transfer window, could be playing the long game if Romano is to be believed. Romano, of course, typically only releases information after he has confirmed it with multiple sources:
Bayern will be one of the clubs involved in the race for Erling Håland next summer. Starting from September, Håland and his agents/family will start considering their options in order to pick the best project for the player. Release clause next summer €75-80m [@FabrizioRomano]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 16, 2021
While the competition for Haaland figures to be steep, some deep-pocketed bidders could be out of the mix by then. Paris Saint-Germain just signed Lionel Messi, Chelsea just acquired Romelu Lukaku, Real Madrid is supposedly hot on the trail of Kylian Mbappe, and Manchester City is zeroing in on Harry Kane.
Should those deals go through (a big if), Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona (and its €1.35 billion of debt), Manchester United, Juventus, and Liverpool could end up being the most viable bidders for Haaland.