Erling Haaland has only been playing at the top European level for a big year and yet Real Madrid and Barça are preparing for a merciless war to recruit him. What about Borussia Dortmund in all of this? The German club has just made known its position on the future of its striker and it will not please anyone in the Spanish capital as well as in Catalonia.
Borussia Dortmund count on Haaland
Since the Norwegian started scoring goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League, rumors of his departure have been swirling around. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and even Manchester City have reportedly taken an interest in the 20-year-old striker, but the latest statement from BVB sporting director Michael Zorc is very clear: he is counting on Erling Haaland next season. “We have a very clear plan to start next season with Erling”, he declared to ARD-Sportschau.
Erling Haaland’s impressive stats
Borussia Dortmund had spent 20 million euros to secure the services of Erling Haaland during the winter transfer window 2020. This purchase quickly paid off as the Norwegian was decisive. Triple scorer for his first appearance with the Jaunes et Noirs (as a substitute!), He brought his total of goals to 49 with the Ruhr club in only 52 games played since his arrival!
According to its sporting director, Haaland (33 goals this season in all competitions) should therefore remain at the club in the offseason. His contract with Dortmund runs until June 2024 and the BVB are counting on the prowess of his striker to eliminate Manchester City in the Champions League, from this Wednesday.