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Bayern Munich went hard after Erling Haaland, but Manchester City ultimately had more cash to spend

Another subplot for Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City.

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With a strong feeling that Robert Lewandowski was in his waning days with the club, Bayern Munich went all-in to get former Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Unfortunately for the Bavarians, Manchester City’s vaunted bank account was just a bit bigger than Bayern Munich’s coffers, which ultimately led the Norwegian scoring machine to ink a deal to play in the Premier League.

But how far did Bayern Munich actually go?

Pretty damn far according to kicker journalist Georg Holzner (as captured by @iMiaSanMia):

Bayern were prepared to break their salary cap for Erling Haaland last year and pay him around €35m/year gross, in addition to paying the €75m release clause. In the end, City topped Bayern’s offer and FCB couldn’t keep up. Haaland’s choice was between Bayern and City.

It is refreshing to know that Bayern Munich literally did everything it could to try and get Haaland to sign. As expected by many Bundesliga fans, the Norwegian star has gone on to dominate the Premier League and is now aiming to knocking Bayern Munich out of the Champions League.

Interested in a very in-depth (and potentially depressing) look at Bayern Munich’s upcoming game versus Man City? How will Tuchel line up without a striker? Should Joao Cancelo start? We talk about all that and more in our latest podcast episode. Listen to it below or on Spotify.

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