Erling Haaland is putting Manchester United, City, Barcelona and Real Madrid on high alert after admitting that Borussia Dortmund is “pressing” him to make a decision on his future very soon.
- Erling Haaland feels that Borussia Dortmund is pressing him to make a decision
- The clause that takes effect in the summer could allow him to leave for £64m
- Haaland scored 78 goals in 77 games in all competitions for Dortmund
- Manchester United and Manchester City are linked with a 21-year-old striker
Erling Haaland has put Premier League clubs on alert after revealing that Borussia Dortmund is pushing him to make a decision about his future.
The Norwegian, who has always been a target for both Manchester, Real Madrid and Barcelona, admitted “Things will start now” as Dortmund explained to him that he had to decide his future.
“[For] For the past six months, I chose not to say anything out of respect for Borussia Dortmund, but now the club is starting to pressure me to make a decision. visa On Friday, after scoring twice in Dortmund’s 5-1 win over Freiburg.
Erling Haaland has admitted that he will make a decision about his future very soon
All I want to do is play football, but they are [Dortmund] Click on me to decide now about my future […] That means I have to make a decision soon.
Haaland has scored an astonishing 78 goals in 77 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund since his move to the Bundesliga in January from RB Salzburg in 2020.
His scoring return has made him one of the most important characteristics of European football, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and City all linked with the Dortmund striker in the past 18 months.
Borussia Dortmund pressures Haaland to decide on his future
Haaland scored two goals to lead Dortmund to a 5-1 victory over Freiburg on Friday evening
Haaland has so far remained silent about his future, but acknowledged on Friday that this could soon change, with Dortmund wanting him to clarify his plans.
“They are starting to put a lot of pressure on me and I have to accept that,” he said.
I chose not to say anything out of respect for the club and the fans.
“But now that a lot of pressure is coming from the club so it’s time to start things off. That means things are going to happen now.
Haaland said he did not talk about his future out of respect for Dortmund
But he hinted that was about to change as the club wants him to make a quick decision
“I’ve said from the start that I want to focus on football, because that’s when I’m at my best. Not when other things come to mind.
When asked when a decision is expected to be made, the Norwegian replied: “Not now because we are in the middle of a difficult period with a lot of matches. All I want to do is play football, but I can’t do that now.”
Haaland has the option of leaving Dortmund in the summer when the Dortmund release clause becomes effective, and the club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted last weekend that it would be difficult for the Bundesliga giants to hold on to him.
In an interview with Der Spiegel, Watzke said, according to Marca: “Who would give one of Europe’s best strikers away in the winter market if they didn’t have to?
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted that Dortmund may lose a talisman this summer
Not leaving in January. Dortmund is still in three competitions and we want to compete with the best teams.
Of course it will be difficult to keep it. However, we want and we will try. Haaland will not leave in January, but in the summer it will be difficult to keep him.
However, Watzke was adamant that Haaland’s statement did not change anything.
“He’s a spontaneous person,” he told Ruhr Nachrichten.
‘He was allowed to do that.’ No problem with Erling. But he must also have some understanding of our situation. We can’t wait until the end of May.
Reports in Germany indicated that Real Madrid is the preferred destination for Haaland, who wants to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, El Nacional reported earlier this month that Haaland was at the top of Barcelona’s transfer targets.
Everyone in the world should prepare because we are back as big players in the market. “Barcelona is back,” said Catalan President Joan Laporta.