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Erling Braut Haaland advised against Bayern move by former coach

By Laura Brandt

Erling Braut Haaland's former coach believes the young striker would be wise not to join Bayern München at this point.

Erling Braut Haaland.
Erling Braut Haaland.Photo: Werner100359, CC BY-SA 4.0

RB Salzburg starlet Erling Braut Haaland has recently been linked with a move to Bayern München.

But the 19-year-old isn't ready to join the German champions at this early stage of his career, according to his former coach Alf Ingve Berntsen.

"The tactical requirements at Bayern and Liverpool would be a bit too high for now - after all, he has only played in Norway and Austria so far. And also there for a short time," said Berntsen, who worked with Haaland at Bryne FK, in an interivew with Goal and Spox.

"Joining Bayern would be difficult for him at the moment. Because, of course, he is still far from the level of Robert Lewandowski.

"Erling is a dominant character, sitting on the bench would not be easy for him. As long as Lewandowski plays at this level, a move to Bayern would therefore not make sense," Berntsen said.

Haaland has netted 26 times in 18 appearances this season.

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