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The Daily Bee (February 16th, 2021): Alaba to Leave Bayern Munich at the End of the Season

Reports suggest Alaba will be headed to Real Madrid, will Erling Haaland follow?

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Good Morning folks!

As I’m sure you know, Marco Rose will be the next Borussia Dortmund manager, taking over in the summer. The news has obviously been dominated by this appointment. But elsewhere in the Bundesliga, the big news is that David Alaba has now confirmed that he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season, after 13 years with the club.

He hasn’t revealed where he is off to next, but the speculation suggests it will be Real Madrid.

Terzic’s Future at the Club

With Marco Rose confirmed as the next BVB manager, this leaves questions about Edin Terzic’s role at the club. However, reports suggest that Terzic still has a role at the club, if he wants it.

It’s a difficult position to put Edin Terzic in. How can he go from head coach back to his former role with the club? Even as an interim head coach, it still feels like a demotion. If Terzic chooses to leave and pursue a career as head coach elsewhere, I would completely understand.

Real Madrid Seeking a Swap Deal for Haaland

It’s no secret that just about every big club in the world would like to sign Erling Haaland. Reports have speculated that Chelsea, Man City, and Real Madrid will battle it out this summer, but there is nothing concrete, and it’s unlikely that BVB will be in a rush to let their star striker go.

However, if this ABC Deportes report is anything to go by, Real Madrid may be prepared to make an offer that benefits both sides. The veracity of the report is questionable, but they claim that Real Madrid are prepared to make an offer of around €90m plus either Luka Jovic or Mariano Diaz in a swap deal.

While no one wants to see Haaland leave, it’s a real possibility that it might happen, especially if BVB fail to qualify for the Champions League. If Real Madrid offer almost €100m AND Luka Jovic? Sign me up right now. Jovic isn’t Haaland, but he’s a tremendous talent, and I could definitely see him succeeding at Borussia Dortmund. That leaves a whole stack of cash to fix other gaps in the squad.

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What is your view of the Real Madrid offer? Would you take it?