Erling Haaland felt Bayern Munich were “disrespectful” to Robert Lewandowski


Erling Haaland was spoilt for choice after becoming arguably the most attractive ‘9’ in Europe. All the biggest clubs in Europe were following his trail and Haaland decided that Manchester City was the one that best met his needs as a player.

He wanted an ambitious project and he has it, with one of the most complete squads on the continent.

In the short preview of the documentary called, “Haaland: The Choice”, which will be available on Viaplay, it is revealed how the sky blues number 9 valued all the offers that the Norwegian had on the table, including one from the likes of Bayern Munich.

When the Bavarian side showed interest in acquiring the then Borussia Dortmund striker, Lewandowski was still in Munich, something that Haaland felt was disrespectful to the Polish player by his former club:

“I don’t know how many goals and titles he has achieved for the club. I felt a bit sorry for him. It feels disrespectful, but at the same time it’s an opportunity for him to look for another challenge,” the Norwegian confessed in surprise.

“We were in talks, but it became clear that things might not work out between the two parties. That’s why he is now at Manchester City and we have other players,” said Hasan Salihamidzic.

Another protagonist of the documentary, Alf Haaland, Erling’s father, also commented:

“They have shown interest, they have. I understand that they want to protect themselves and if Haaland doesn’t end up there, they will say that there was never anything, because they already have the best striker”.

Haaland finally become a Manchester City player in this past summer transfer window, and Lewandowski has also had a change of air, pursuing a new adventure with the azulgrana.

Bayern Munich have been left without the Norwegian striker and have also seen the departure of their prolific striker who broke a plethora of records for them across eight seasons.


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