- Erling Haaland is attracting the attention of most of the major clubs in Europe
- But Borussia Dortmund insist they will not be pressured to sell the striker
- Reports suggest the 21-year-old Norwegian could be available for £77million
- CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said there was no financial pressure to sell Haaland.
- He has scored 11 goals in eight appearances for the German club this season.
Borussia Dortmund will not feel financial pressure to sell Erling Haaland next summer, according to club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
The 21-year-old Norwegian striker has been linked with several major clubs in Europe, including Premier League giants Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool.
It was reported that Dortmund would feel compelled to sell Haaland, who has scored 11 goals in eight matches so far this season, as they are listed on the stock exchange and will need to pay investors.
Borussia Dortmund insist there is no financial pressure to sell Erling Haaland next summer
The Norwegian forward has been in sensational form this season with 11 goals in eight matches
But Watzke pointed out game1: ‘It is not yet decided whether he will really go in the summer or not. We’ll just take a look.
‘I heard someone say: “They have to sell Holland because they are listed on the stock exchange.” It’s all bull**t.
‘Whether or not to sell to anyone in our company is decided by management and only by management.’
Haaland has a release clause believed to be between £64million and £86m which will go into effect next summer. Reports from last week suggested Haaland would be available for £77m.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke (right) said reports the club should sell are ‘bull**t’
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the prolific forward.
Watzke believes Haaland and his agent Mino Raiola will make the right decision on the next stage for a player who has made 68 appearances in 67 games for Dortmund since signing from Salzburg for £18m in January 2020. Scored goals.
The ball is in Erling’s court. I treat Mino Raiola well because we can assess each other well.”
Major clubs in Europe interested in Holland, whose release clause starts next year
‘I know what tickles him. It’s not true to believe that Raiola is all about the money. He also has in mind what is best for Erling.’
Dortmund suffered a 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
They returned to Champions League action at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday night to win their group opener 2-1 against Besiktas.