Hansi Flick talks up Erling Haaland move to Bayern Munich by insisting deal is ‘very much possible’… with Borussia Dortmund star showing Bundesliga leaders all his class with nine-minute brace in Der Klassiker
- Erling Haaland stunned Bayern Munich with a double in the first nine minutes
- But Bayern went on to win 4-2, mainly thanks to a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick
- Boss Hansi Flick admitted Haaland succeeding the Pole was ‘very much possible’
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has admitted a move for Erling Haaland is ‘very much possible’
Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland scored twice in nine minutes against Bayern on Saturday
But Bayern roared back to win 4-2 thanks to a hat-trick from striker Robert Lewandowski (left)
And manager Hansi Flick talked up a potential plan to make Haaland the Pole’s successor up front at the Allianz Arena.
He told Sky Germany before the match: ‘Very, very much is possible in life, 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.’
Before Der Klassiker, Norwegian Haaland had scored 27 goals in just 27 matches this season
The 20-year-old wonderkid scored 27 goals in 27 matches this campaign before Der Klassiker, marking him as one of the world’s hottest properties.
He has a £65million release clause which comes into effect in 2022, while Dortmund may sell him even earlier if they fail to qualify for the Champions League or if they need the money due to the crippling financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sportsmail reported earlier this month that Haaland had narrowed his list of potential options down to just six clubs: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
And Bayern manager Flick talked up a potential move from Dortmund to the Bavarian side
Haaland may be seen as a successor to Lewandowski, who moved from Dortmund back in 2014
But Bayern might hope to persuade him to join in the wake of Lewandowski’s infamous move from Dortmund to Bayern in 2014.
The 116-cap international he has won 16 trophies since then, scoring 283 goals in 322 appearances in all competitions for the Bavarian side.
The 32-year-old’s sustained success could demonstrate to the young Norwegian the pathway to global acclaim, following in the footsteps of Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and Mario Gotze.