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Rummenigge: 'I'm afraid Haaland won't stay in the Bundesliga'

By Henrik Petersen

When Borussia Dortmund's star striker Erling Haaland feels ready to take the next step, he will most likely leave Germany, according to former Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.Photo: Michael Lucan, CC-by-SA 3.0
Former Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has expressed doubt that Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland will stay in the Bundesliga in the long run.

The highly-rated striker has been linked with a host of Europe's top clubs, including Bayern München.

However, with reports claiming that Haaland's agent, Mino Raiola, is demanding an astronomical annual salary of around €50 million for his client, Rummenigge believes a move outside of Germany is likely for the 21-year-old.

"I'm afraid Haaland won't stay in the Bundesliga," said Rummenigge in an interview with Sport Bild and continued:

"He has become an absolute figurehead of the league alongside many Bayern München players.

"But the numbers that are circulating show that it's difficult to keep him in Germany. I assume that Haaland will go abroad in the future."

According to reports, Haaland will be able to leave Borussia Dortmund next summer via a release clause that could rise to a maximum of €90 million.

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