Erling Haaland is one of the most in-demand footballers in the world at the moment.
Of course, it is extremely easy to see why he is and very difficult to suggest that he should not be the name on every single big club’s wishlist heading into the summer.
The Norwegian has simply been incredible throughout his career, with the step up to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg in Austria one that seems to have been very easy to make.
Since joining in January 2020, Haaland has found it incredibly easy to score goals. He has made a total of 82 appearances, where he has found the back of the net a remarkable 80 times. In doing so, he managed to become the fastest and youngest player in the history of the UEFA Champions League to score 20 goals, too! How many games do you ask? 14.
Indeed, if we had his prolific ability in front of goal when gaming, we would be spending a lot of time at palmsbetcasino.com and playing our favourite titles to try and earn real money!
As mentioned, Haaland’s name is on everyone’s lips at the moment, and with a release clause of just £63 million this summer that need to be activated in a month’s time (30th April 2022), there is even more talk about what he will do.
Unfortunately for Borussia Dortmund, it seems what he will do is still pretty unclear at this stage.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted the club would be powerless to keep the superstar at the Signal Iduna Park Stadion if a club such as Manchester City were to come in for the player.
The Premier League outfit is already thought to have a ‘deal in place‘ for the Norwegian, but nothing has been confirmed as yet.
Indeed, Watzke still does not know what Haaland’s plans are, either.
Speaking to Bild, he admitted he had no idea of the player’s movements, and also admitted that they would struggle to keep him as they did with Robert Lewandowski when he left for Bayern Munich and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when he left for Arsenal.
Watzke said: “We currently know nothing concrete from the players’ side, nor has anyone approached us. But we know that we can’t keep up financially if Manchester City come (for Erling Haaland),” as translated and relayed by Sport Witness.
“We have already experienced this a few times. We lost (Robert) Lewandowski to Bayern Munich in 2014 and (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang to Arsenal in 2018. But to be honest, we have also always created a new star.”
Indeed, it would seem like the writing is on the wall for all at the BVB at the moment, so it might be worth preparing to cash in for him and finding a player (or two) to try and replace him from next season!