Haaland had the chance to switch from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern, but ended up moving to Manchester City
This week, the documentary “Haaland: the choice“, which shows behind the scenes of how the attacker Erling Haaland chose his new club after deciding that he would leave Borussia Dortmund.
The film shows several conversations that the striker had with his family and, mainly, why he decided to say “no” to the Bayern Munchenwho wanted to bring him in as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski.
The big man even claims that he immediately denied the advances of the Bavarians precisely because he would not like to have to dispute a position with Lewa, who had not yet agreed with the barcelona.
At the same time, Haaland is extremely candid about the Pole’s plight, showing enormous sympathy for the sad end of the line for the idol in Munich.
“I don’t know how many goals and titles he won for the club (Bayern). I really felt a little sorry for him”, says the Norwegian, in an excerpt from the documentary released by several European press vehicles.
“You feel a little lack of respect towards him… But at the same time, it’s an opportunity for him to seek another challenge”, completes the matador.
In the end, Haaland chose to accept the proposal of the Manchester Cityeven for the “family relationship” he has with the club – his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, also played for the British.
With that, Bayern ended up without the Norwegian and also without Lewandowski, who went to Barça and is already a great success with the shirt. blaugrana.
In an interview with Sky Sports from Germany, the director of football for the Bavarians, Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed the team’s interest in Haaland.
“We had talks, but it was clear that things were not going to work out for both parties. So now he is at Manchester City and we have other players,” he stressed.