Posted on January 7, 2022 at 6.30 p.m. by Dan Marciano
Borussia Dortmund leaders have spoken in recent days to take stock of Erling Haaland's future. The 21-year-old forward is in the spotlight with his uncertain future.
The next summer transfer window will be a time for many stars to change tune. Obviously, Kylian Mbappé should be one of the major players in this transfer session just like Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old French international is ready to join a more upscale club, according to the words of his agent Mino Raiola. “Maybe this summer, maybe the next summer. But there's a good chance Erling will leave this summer. We will see. (…) He is someone who wants to evolve, who is looking for new challenges. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City: these are the big clubs he can go to, ”he confided last December in an interview with Sport 1. PSG did not cited by Mino Raiola but is one of the contenders. As announced exclusively on 10Sport.com, the Parisian leaders want to recruit him in the event of the departure of Kylian Mbappé at Real Madrid . The biggest European teams like Casa Blanca, FC Barcelona or even Manchester City have positioned themselves in this file. Especially since the Norwegian international would have a € 75m release clause in his contract.
“A departure this winter? No, that's impossible “
As reported by L’Equipe, Erling Haaland would be disappointed with his team's performance this season and would have made the decision to leave Borussia Dortmund in 2022. Starting this winter? General manager of the German club, Hans-Joachim Watzke has made a clear answer. ” No it's impossible. Who abandons one of the best strikers in Europe during the winter break if he does not have to? Borussia Dortmund are still represented in three competitions – and in these we want to compete with the best possible team, ”said the manager in an interview with Der Spiegel on Friday. The German side have not given up and hope to retain Erling Haaland next season, despite the interest he is generating in the transfer market. “Of course, it will be difficult to keep him. Nevertheless, we want and will try ”announced Watzke.
“ He has the option to opt out this summer ”
To convince him to stay, the Borussia Dortmund is ready to offer him an annual salary of 16M € according to information from L’Equipe. For now, this proposal has still not been accepted, but the discussions should continue in the coming weeks. “There are certainly some other reasons why Erling Haaland is in very good hands at Borussia Dortmund and why we, as a club, can continue to be a very good option for him. We will be sitting down with Erling and his team over the next few weeks and discussing the situation intensively. It would be good if a decision does not drag itself indefinitely, “said the sports director of the BVB Sebastian Kehl at the press conference. While indicating that it will be difficult to remember this summer: “The situation is very clear, it has the opportunity to disengage this summer.” Erling Haaland would have until the end of February to unveil its final decision to its leaders.