Despite Munich interest? Ajax striker Haller is said to be looking to switch to Borussia Dortmund

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Promised by: Sébastien Haller, who is apparently also being courted by FC Bayern, is said to be taking the leap to Borussia Dortmund. © MAURICE VAN STEEN / afp

Sébastien Haller is likely to return to the Bundesliga. FC Bayern are also said to be interested. But the Ivorian will probably storm with Karim Adeyemi in the future.

Munich – The Bundesliga could lose two of its biggest attractions in a few weeks. Erling Haaland’s transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City has already been broken, and a transfer from Robert Lewandowski – possibly to FC Barcelona – at FC Bayern no longer seems completely utopian. This means that Croesus and his supposed biggest opponent in the battle for the championship trophy would face the same problem: A new goal scorer is needed.

Also means that both clubs could possibly be crazy about the same names. As you know, BVB has already signed a contract with three players who have also been associated with FC Bayern or even are still under contract with the Reds. We are talking about Nico Schlotterbeck, who comes from Freiburg, Karim Adeyemi, who was picked up by RB Salzburg, and Niklas Süle, whose contract in Säbener Straße expires at the end of next month.

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To what extent the blacks and yellows actually did better than FC Bayern in these cases can of course only be speculated. At Süle, the managers of the reds are said to have at least accepted a free transfer – but probably with the feeling that that the shrewd defender has been drawn abroad. BVB coach Marco Rose would like to see newcomers in other positions, reports

Now a fourth could join the three names mentioned: Sébastien Haller. The mower, who was once celebrated at Eintracht Frankfurt as a member of the buffalo herd along with Luka Jovic and Ante Rebic, has created sensation with 34 goals this season for the newly crowned champions Ajax Amsterdam. The 27-year-old scored eleven of those goals in the Champions League, including one in each of the victories over Borussia Dortmund (4-0, 3-1). Nevertheless, he could not prevent the end of the round of 16 against Benfica Lisbon.

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Halls to Bavaria? “Physicality, technique and a nose for goals like Lewandowski”

Of mirror In any case, reports that both the second-place finisher and the Ivorian, born in a Paris suburb, would “prefer a future together”. The rumor has been circulating for some time, but most recently, Haller, whose father has German roots, was also traded as a potential addition to FC Bayern.

In conversation with and said Marius Soyke, expert in with regard to the Munich team: “From a playful point of view, Haller actually makes sense.” But not only that. Because the 1.90-meter-long right foot combines “physicality, technique and a nose for goals like Lewandowski, does not have to focus solely on his speed or his dribbles leaving”.

New striker for FC Bayern? Managers are said to have contacted Haller advisers

that picture will meanwhile know that there was already contact between the Haller consultants and the Bayern chiefs. The transfer fee required by the Dutch should be 35 million euros given a three-year contract. A similar amount that the Reds are supposed to ask for Lewandowski if they decide to divorce.

Halls should also be considered in Inter Milan and Manchester United – here as a souvenir from future coach Erik ten Hag. Which means the price is still going up. Three years ago, West Ham United even transferred 50 million euros for the striker to Eintracht Frankfurt. But in England he experienced a career break and only flourished again in Holland, where he once shot himself into the Hessian note in FC Utrecht.

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No question: At Bayern, the pressure to perform would be much higher than at Haller’s previous stations. In addition, a Lewandowski successor could not require much start-up time. Soyke speculates: “He would definitely be enough to continue dominating the Bundesliga.” But the Transfermarkt expert doubts Haller’s potential to score important goals in the Champions League.

So far, his quota is outstanding. But the eleven goals in eight matches are not against crème de la crème in European club football. Halls had to first prove themselves against them. Most likely in black and yellow. (mg)

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