Erling Haaland’s price tag means he is an unrealistic transfer target for Bayern Munich, according to the club’s chief executive Oliver Kahn.
With Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski linked with a move to Spain before his contract expires in 2023, it has been suggested that Die Roten could re-attack rivals Dortmund, as they did when they brought Lewandowski to the club in 2014.
Haaland has scored 18 goals in 20 Bundesliga games this season, 14 under Lewandowski, although he has played nine games under the 33-year-old.
A number of top European clubs are expected to make a concerted effort to sign the Norwegian international at the end of the season. However, Kahn says Bayern does not have the funds to make the deal work.
“I don’t think we would have done our job better without the young striker,” Kahn told German television station Sport1.
“He has also shown his performance, at BVB he is a great striker. He is a very passionate player for the future.
“There is always talk of a ‘Haaland package’. [But] these are places far removed from what we think [financially].”
Haaland scored a goal of 86.78 minutes in the Bundesliga this season, the third best among the players who scored twice, behind Lewandowski only (78.22 minutes), and Patrik Schick of Bayer Leverkusen (every 83.35 minutes).
Since his first appearance in the Bundesliga on January 18, 2020, Haaland has scored 58 goals in 63 league games, the result of Lewandowski’s impressive return of 88 goals in 72 appearances at the time.
The 21-year-old scored two goals as Marco Rose’s side beat Wolfsburg 6-1 on Saturday, with teammate Tom Rothe becoming the youngest player to score in their first Bundesliga match (17 years and 169 days) as BVB wanted to deny it. Bayern. article 10 in a row.