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In the 2020/21 season, Erling Haaland played a crucial role in Borussia Dortmund‘s DFB-Pokal victory, winning the Bundesliga Player of the Season award and finishing top scorer in the Champions League. Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is a goalscoring machine, and those unfamiliar with him will soon find out about him in the Bundesliga. In WOLFSBURG, Germany, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored a second-half volley as his team beat Wolfsburg 3-1 on 27th November. 

We shouldn’t be surprised by Haaland and his quick start to life in Germany following his winter move from Austrian champions Salzburg. Since joining the Bundesliga from RB Salzburg in January 2020, Haaland has scored a staggering 78 goals in 77 games in all competitions with Dortmund. Haaland has scored 50 goals in 50 Bundesliga appearances since joining Dortmund in December 2019. Contracted with Dortmund until summer 2024, he scored two goals in the Bundesliga‘s 5-1 win over Freiburg at Signal Iduna Park

An average of 1 goal per game is a milestone that many players can only dream of, and Haaland managed it at just 21 years old. Haaland’s 56 goals in 57 Bundesliga matches is a new record. The striker may have been the best in Europe with nine goals and three assists in six league games. Haaland has scored 21 goals and scored six more in 18 games despite missing most of the season due to injury.

In 2019, Haaland started to shine at the U-20 World Cup, scoring nine goals for Norway against Honduras. Haaland’s various goals in his first two games suggest the Bundesliga’s defence will be miserable. Haaland, who scored five goals in the first 59 minutes as a Dortmund player, will bring new thinking to the opponent’s defence. 

Erling Haaland wants to backtrack on his criticism of Borussia Dortmund after saying the club is pressuring him to decide his future. In an interview with Norwegian TV channel Viaplay Football earlier in January, Haaland acknowledged that Dortmund was pushing him to decide his fate in Germany last summer. Dortmund could still be planning on signing Haaland this winter, but a draw against RB Leipzig and a loss to Hoffenheim – both just before Christmas – likely made them even more determined to get their man. Haaland has so far been in awe of his future, but he admitted that it could change soon as Dortmund want him to clarify his plans.

All of Europe’s biggest clubs have lined up to sign Haaland, and comments from the strikers in mid-January suggest there may be news shortly. This early departure fueled speculation about Hollands’ future at the club, with several of Europe’s top clubs making repeated contact with his services over the past couple of years.

While Dortmund is ready to give Haaland a contract extension worth around 20 million euros a year, the Bundesliga team needs Haaland to decide his future at the club by the end of February to have all the time to find the perfect replacement in the summer. Haaland has the option to leave Dortmund in the summer when his £64m buyout clause goes live, and club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted last weekend that the Bundesliga giants would have a hard time keeping him under control.