A striker like I had never seen him live before, at a young age. At 20 years of age, this target pace, this power, this enthusiasm, this energy, also the consistency. Matthäus was able to point out that a move to Bayern Munich was the only way forward if Haaland wanted to make a mark in the Bundelsiga. But with Robert Lewandowski, there’s a fine shape like never before, which might not be possible.
Matthäus also claims that the Norwegian sensation in Dortmund won’t last long enough, with strong interest from some of the top clubs in Europe, such as Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona. Borussia Dortmund would not represent him for life. He’s going to look for bigger clubs. He’s going to get a bigger salary. There is only one move for him if he remains in the Bundesliga: FC Bayern.’ The rise of Erling Haaland to the top of the Bundesliga was meteoric, thanks to his unprecedented form that saw him score 43 goals for Dortmund in 43 games, averaging one goal per game.