According to Markus Babbel, Erling Haaland could cost “€500-600 million” because only a Premier League club could finance the ‘whole transfer kit’ for the Borussia Dortmund striker. This season, the 20-year-old Norwegian striker has been in sensational form for the German side, scoring 39 goals and registering 12 assists in 40 appearances across all competitions.
Haaland has rapidly established himself as one of Europe’s most sought-after players, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Real Madrid all reportedly interested in signing him. The Norwegian international, who joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg, has a deal with the club until 2024.
Erling Haaland – Too Expensive For Bayern
Babbel has now ruled out the possibility of Haaland joining his former club Bayern Munich in the upcoming transfer window, claiming that the German club is not in a “situation at the moment” to pay a hefty fee for him. Bayern does not like to substitute Haaland with new star striker Robert Lewandowski, according to the 48-year-old ex-Germany international.
“At the moment, England is the only country that can buy Haaland. They have a different kind of currency,” Babbel told Goal.
“Bayern will have to pay between €140m and €180m to get him. There’s no way they will get him.” Bayern won’t be able to do that. The whole kit is overpriced.
“[Mino] Raiola isn’t the cheapest agent in the world; he still needs to make a lot of profits. With such a high salary, he has to be the highest-paid player in the team.”
The whole kit costs about €500-600 million, and Bayern is currently unable to fund it.
“Bayern has a lot of confidence in Robert Lewandowski. While Haaland is a tremendous talent, there are 12 years between them. Lewandowski has more experience and is still in peak physical condition. He understands the club, the difficulty, and how to deal with it. I find it hard to imagine Bayern will replace Lewandowski with Haaland.”