Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Admits Haaland Is Unlikely To Stay In Bundesliga

German football legend and former Bayern Munich chief, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes it's unlikely to keep Borussia Dortmund ace scorer, Erling Braut Haaland in the Bundesliga for long.

This implies that Rummenigge also rules out Bayern Munich's possibility of landing the Norwegian.

The Bavarian are one of the few top European club sides aiming to strike a deal for Haaland in the summer of 2022 when his £68m release clause will be active.

Speaking to Sport Bild, the ex-Bayern CEO said “He has become an absolute figurehead in the league. But I'm afraid he won't be staying in the Bundesliga.”

However, clubs in England, Spain and France are all expected to enter an intense battle for the striker's services, and Rummenigge fears that his preference will be to take on a new challenge away from the Bundesliga.

“The numbers that are circulating show that it's difficult to keep him in Germany. I assume that his future lies abroad.”

Chelsea failed in their bid to prise Haaland away from the Westfalenstadion earlier this summer, while Manchester United have supposedly earmarked the Norwegian as their top target for next year.

Haaland, who has registered 63 goals from 64 games in a Dortmund shirt in all tournaments continues to wreck havoc on opposition teams in the ongoing German Bundesliga season.

The 21-year old has been involved in five goals this season; scoring three and setting up for two in the league.

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