Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said he believes the club will be able to keep Erling Haaland this summer.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland quickly established himself as one of the best young strikers in world football, attracting interest from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in particular, not to mention the big English teams.
Watzke closes the door for Haaland
However, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes he will stay at Signal Iduna Park next season as the club do not need to sell the striker due to his strong economic situation.
“When COVID-19 hit, we had no debt, not a euro,” Watzke said in an interview with the BBC.
“So it’s a comfortable situation. We don’t have to sell a player, that’s important. The richest clubs in the world should know that when they want a Borussia Dortmund player there are two possibilities: the first is when I tell them there is no chance. In another case, I tell them: “This is the price.”.
“Therefore, they should know it’s the price, and nothing else. We are very clear, we are very honest. “, Added the German leader at the microphone of the English media as Borussia Dortmund challenge Manchester City in the quarter-finals second leg of the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
Watzke added that he expects Dortmund to keep their striker next season, referring to Manchester United’s failed pursuit of Jadon Sancho last season.
“Last summer everyone in England, everyone in Europe, all reporters told the public that Jadon Sancho will play for Manchester United or wherever, but he stayed in Dortmund,” he said. he declares.
“Now everyone writes:” Erling Haaland will play next season at Real Madrid. In Barcelona. “The only way is to see where he plays on September 1.”
“I think I know where he will play, but that’s all I have to say.”