Bayern Munich are actively trying to identify and secure the signature of a player who would initially serve as a backup option, before eventually taking over from Robert Lewandowski completely as the team’s main striker.
Timo Werner was a subject of their long-term interest in that respect, but they apparently weren’t acting decisively enough and the Germany international signed a new four-year deal with RB Leipzig. Another option they were considering, according to Sport Bild, was Sebastian Haller.
The 25-year-old forward played for Eintracht Frankfurt, who demanded €40 million to dispense with his services. That amount was apparently deemed too much for the Bundesliga champions, and as sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge dragged their feet through the negotiations with the player, West Ham United stepped in and offered to pay the full price.
Consequently, Haller ended up moving to the London Stadium this summer, and has already proven a valuable asset for the Hammers with three goals in three games.
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