Dortmund leaders assured Monday that they did not plan to sell Erling Haaland during the summer. Mino Raiola, the Norwegian striker’s agent, was quick to answer them in an interview with Sport 1. And he is not so categorical …
This is one of the main questions currently agitating the football planet. Where will Erling Haaland play next season? In theory, the 20-year-old striker is under contract with Dortmund until 2024. But his name has come up repeatedly in the transfer window in recent weeks. Blame it on a somewhat special clause in his contract. When signing with Borussia in January 2020, the Norwegian international negotiated to be able to leave in the summer of 2022 against a check for 75 million euros.
A sum well below its current market value. According to the specialist site Transfermarkt, the one who was born in England (when his father was playing in the Leeds defense) is worth around 110 million euros. But given his rating, age and performance, some clubs could even offer even more. What to place Dortmund in front of a serious dilemma: to keep its nugget or to ensure a nice inflow of money. Michael Zorc assured on Monday that Halaland would not move in the offseason. Borussia’s sporting director even revealed that he recently spoke with Mino Raiola about it.
“There is no war with Borussia”
And the Italian-Dutch agent was quick to answer him, in an interview with Sport 1. Showing himself a little less categorical. “I can confirm that I was in Dortmund for talks, explains Raiola. Michael Zorc (Dortmund sporting director) made it clear to us that BVB did not want to sell Erling this summer. I respect that advice, but that does not mean automatically saying that I agree. Borussia have been very clear in their opinions. We agree with that. There is no war between us and Borussia, absolutely not! The relationship is still good. “
Will it remain so in the weeks to come? Hard to say. In 2016, Mino Raiola managed to force Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s departure from Manchester United as Dortmund wanted to extend him. The representative of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba is known for his strong character. Not to mention his talents as a negotiator. While waiting to be fixed on his fate, Haaland continues to terrorize the opposing nets with disconcerting regularity. In 34 appearances this season, the BVB center-forward has scored with 33 goals and delivered 10 assists (in all competitions).