Haaland joining Bayern Munich is ‘very much possible’, says Flick

Paul Macdonald
Haaland joining Bayern Munich is ‘very much possible’, says Flick

Hansi Flick says Bayern Munich are ruling nothing out when it comes to the possibility of signing Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

Dortmund striker Haaland continued his remarkable season by scoring twice inside the first nine minutes of Der Klassiker on Saturday.

Bayern ultimately prevailed in an incredible 4-2 victory, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick to remind Haaland he is not the only world-class number nine in the Bundesliga.

Leon Goretzka scored Bayern’s other goal in a memorable triumph for the hosts.

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Haaland has been linked with all of Europe’s biggest clubs, though suggestions Bayern could be his next destination were gathering pace in the lead up to the Klassiker.

Lewandowski famously swapped Dortmund for Bayern and treble-winning head coach Flick entertained the prospect when he was asked about it.

Dortmund have suggested PSG and Man City could be the only teams who can afford the massive fee which would be required to sign Haaland this summer.

He has a release clause of £67 million but that does not become active until 2022, so a huge offer might be needed.

But Bayern president Herbert Hainer insisted the Bundesliga giants could sign Haaland if they are convinced of his talents.

And Flick had a similar message about Norway international Haaland.

“Very, very much is possible in life,” he said to Sky Germany.

“Nothing can be ruled out.

“But that is a long way off. He has a long-term contract in Dortmund and is an option for many top clubs.”

Haaland: Dortmund statistics in 2020/21

CategoryStatistic
Games28
Starts27
Goals29
Assists7
Man of the match7
Haaland all competitions statistics, via FootballCritic

Haaland fine for Champions League clash

Dortmund suffered a blow when they had to take Haaland off after 60 minutes against Bayern.

The striker appeared to have an ankle injury and was in visible pain on the bench.

That was a concern for Dortmund with Jadon Sancho already missing for the Klassiker.

But Edin Terzic insisted Haaland should be back to face Sevilla on Tuesday in the Champions League.

“He played a very good game,” said Terzic. “He got a little kick, but that wasn’t the problem.

“He has been playing every game for weeks.

“We have got to protect him a little bit. We expect him to be able to play against Sevilla.”