Erling Haaland is hot property within football at the moment as every single top team in the sport is alleged to be interested in acquiring his services as soon as they possibly can.
Of course, it is hardly a surprise given the fact that the Norwegian forward has made scoring goals look as easy as using casino midas and the services that they provide gamblers.
Indeed, Haaland has been in prolific form throughout his career, however he has really shone whilst wearing the black and yellow of Borussia Dortmund and has shown no signs of slowing down.
During his time at the Signal Iduna Park Stadion outfit, the 21-year-old has managed to net 19 goals in 16 appearances this season thus far, taking his overall tally to 76 goals in 75 appearances for BVB (as per TransferMarkt).
Unsurprisingly, given the interest in the player, there are some at Dortmund that appear to be rather concerned about his future at the club and have looked to ensure they know what to expect when the time comes.
According to the German newspaper Bild (per Marca), the club are said to be determined to get an answer about his future by the end of February, thus potentially allowing them enough time to try and find a suitable replacement for him should he decide that he wants a new challenge.
As part of his move in 2020, it was agreed that Haaland would be able to leave the club after two years if a number of requirements were met; a situation that sporting director Michael Zorc had recently acknowledged.
Any team that is interested in signing the forward would only be required to fork out around €75 million as there is a release clause that comes into effect in the summer.
However, that is only going to be a figure that is going to be the bare minimum and one that is going to be rather cheap compared to all of the other additional costs that another team will be required to shell out for the striker.
Haaland’s agent is Mino Raiola whilst the player’s father, Alf Inge Haaland, could also potentially demand a figure for facilitating a move. This has led to suggestions that the overall cost of a transfer could end up being near €400 million once wages are also taken into account.
With that kind of money being thrown about, Dortmund might feel they have a chance of keeping him at the Signal Iduna Park Stadion for a little while longer, although it certainly is not worth holding any breath over it.