Haaland won’t leave Dortmund in January, says CEO

Courtesy photo of Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland in action for Dortmund last season

Erling Haaland will not leave the Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund during this January transfer window regardless of the speculations linking him with various top clubs in Europe.

The Club Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that the club is still in need of his presence to compete for this season and so it will be difficult for him to leave this month but only to wait during the summer.

“Haaland will NOT leave in January. No way. Who accepts to sell top European striker during the winter break when they don’t have to?”, BVB CEO Watzke

The 21-year-old Norwegian forward has been rumored to join Barcelona this January with other clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain and Liverpool drawing interest of signing him at all costs.

According to the BVB CEO, keeping the former Red Bull Salzburg player will be arduous as the club has to put in all efforts to retain him at Signal Iduna Park next year.

“Next year? Of course, it will be difficult to keep him. Nevertheless we want to and we’ll try”. CEO, Watzke

In December last year, Manchester United new boss Ralf Rangnick reportedly spoke to Haaland’s dad Alf-Inge about a move to Old Trafford and other reports indicate that there could be a possible move by Manchester City for the boy in summer.

It should be remembered that Barcelona was the first to pick interest in signing the prolific goal scorer before all other clubs piqued their interest.

Real Madrid seems to be the Young star’s choice for his next destination and the Spanish giants have already kept a clear eye on the 2020 Golden Boy.

Haaland’s contract at Borussia Dortmund expires in the summer of 2023 but details concerning his future are likely to resume at the end of this season as talks between his Agent Mini Riola with other clubs are laid back.

Haaland has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Dortmund this season, 13 league and 3 Champions League lifting Dortmund to second position on the Germany table with 37 points behind League Champions Bayern Munich (43) points in 18 matches played.

In today’s game, Borussia Dortmund has struggled from 2 goals behind to beat Eintracht Frankfurt on away to claim the three points with goals from T. Hazard, J. Bellingham and M. Dahoud.

In their next league game, Borussia Dortmund will host SC Freiburg at home on Friday, 14 January.



Bob Lubega
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I'm a Journalism Student at Makerere University, with a passion in Sports and Music commentary and Analysis. Writing is not my talent, but my admiration.

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