BUNDESLIGA - Bayern decided against Haaland despite Gerland's advice
There is ample evidence that Hermann Gerland has an eye for talent. The longstanding junior coach of FC Bayern trained greats like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm, Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels. In retrospect, Gerland 2018 once again proved the right nose.
As the former Bundesliga coach Ralf Rangnick reveals at 'DAZN', Gerland recommended that Bayern sign Erling Haaland at the time. "I know from Hermann Gerland that when he was 17 he saw him playing an international U-match in western Germany," said Rangnick.
It must have been the 2: 5 of the German U19s against Norway on March 24, 2018. Haaland scored twice in the European Championship qualifying game. “Hermann also told me that he was totally enthusiastic about him and actually spoke out in favor of him being signed. Then you made a different decision back then. "
At that time, Haaland was still playing at home for Molde FK. In January 2019, the now 21-year-old went to RB Salzburg for eight million euros, a year later Borussia Dortmund took the goal machine for 20 million. Haaland is now one of the most valuable and sought-after players in the world.