FC Bayern Munich would probably have been willing to blow up its internal salary structures for Erling Haaland’s commitment last summer. Again table football reported that the German record champions are said to have offered the then Dortmunder an annual salary of up to 35 million euros in order to move to the Isar.
At the end of the day, it’s still not enough to keep up with Manchester City. The Norwegian is said to earn more than 50 million euros per year with the Skyblues, including bonus payments, while Sadio Mané, who was hired as Lewandowski’s successor, is Bayern’s current top earner with around 22 million euros.
“The overall economic package would have been huge,” said CEO Oliver Kahn about the failed deal a few weeks ago L’Equipe confirmed. “Sometimes there comes a point when you think you can’t keep up anymore. We won’t do anything that jeopardizes the economic stability of the club. Investing a lot of money in a single player is always a big risk.”
The risk would have been well worth it, however, as Haaland has scored 44 goals in 38 competitive games for Manchester City before the duel against Bayern in the Champions League – a gigantic record.