Haaland slams Bayern for treatment of Lewandowski

Norwegian striker Erling Haaland believes Bayern Munich didn’t give Robert Lewandowski the exit he deserved.

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has strongly criticized Bayern Munich leaders.

Man City won the race to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund last May, activating his £70m release clause in May, but have faced fierce competition from other top European sides . Real Madrid were the favorites to sign the young striker. And German champions Bayern Munich also tried to persuade Haaland to join them.

Haaland could have ended up at Bayern

In a new documentary about his summer move to City, titled ‘Haaland: The Big Decision – Erling and his father Alfie have revealed that Bayern did try to sign the goalscorer, but the former found the Bavarian club’s behavior a bit disrespectful to Robert Lewandowski, then Bayern striker.

“If I try to imagine how Lewandowski thinks […] I don’t know how many goals and titles he has for the club, said Haaland Jr. In fact, I feel a bit sorry for him. At the same time, it’s a chance for him to take the next step in his career. It’s a lack of respect, but at the same time, it’s an opportunity for him.”

Regarding the approaches of the Munich people to sign him, the father of the Norwegian star indicated: “They have shown interest, yes. I understand that they wanted to protect themselves. If he (Erling Haaland) doesn’t end up there, they’ll say ‘it was never on the agenda, we already have the best striker.”

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