During an interview on Sport1-Doppelpass, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic touched on his club’s interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who might be the most sought-after player in the world.
While Haaland is almost certain to stay at Borussia Dortmund for this season, there is some thought that he could move on next summer when his release clause is rumored to drop to €75 million — a figure that would make him attractive to any club that will be able to afford that number in 2022:
FC Bayern sports director Hasan #Salihamidzic says in Dopa that #FCB is thinking about Erling #Haaland: “He's a top player who the whole world probably wants. Of course we look at him. Otherwise we would be amateurs.“ #BVB @SPORTBILD— Sven Westerschulze (@westsven) August 8, 2021
When questioned about Haaland playing a role at Bayern Munich in the future, Salihamidzic gave an evasive — but predictable — response (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia in the second tweet below):
Salihamidžić on whether Håland plays a role in shaping a new era at Bayern: "Our boys can still play a while longer. I see Lewandowski in training every day, he has only just been voted the best player in the world and is still hungry for more"— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 8, 2021
While it should come as no surprise that Bayern Munich would at least have one eye on Haaland, Salihamidzic’s transfer record has come under fire a bit of late and there might not be any player more certain to succeed for the next 10 years than Haaland.
If there was such a thing as a “can’t miss” player, it would be used to describe the Norwegian phenom.