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Man City ace Haaland blasts Bayern Munich over Lewandowski’s shabby treatment

Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland, has taken a swipe at Bayern Munich.

City eventually won the race to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, activating his £51m release clause in May, but they faced stiff competition from a host of other top European sides. Real Madrid were the favourites to sign the young striker, but German champions Bayern Munich also tried their luck at persuading Haaland to join them.

Speaking in a new documentary about his summer transfer to City titled – Haaland: The Big Decision – Erling and his father Alfie have revealed that Bayern did try to sign the goal-scorer, but that the former found the Bavarian club’s behaviour a little disrespectful to then-Bayern attacker Robert Lewandowski.

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“If I try to imagine how Lewandowski thinks… I don’t know how many goals and titles he has for the club,” Haaland Junior said. “Then I do actually feel a little sorry for him. At the same time it’s a chance for him to take the next step in his career. It feels disrespectful, but at the same time it is an opportunity for him.”

“They have shown interest, they have,” Alfie said of Bayern. “I understand that they want to protect themselves. If he doesn’t end up there they will say ‘it was never on the agenda, we already have the best striker.”

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