Borussia Dortmund have set an astonishing value for any clubs that are wanting to pursue Erling Haaland. They have set a price tag of €180 million which is more than double what his release clause would look like in 2022. They are indirectly saying that Haaland is not for sale.
Kylian Mbappe and Haaland were both meant to take the limelight but it seems that the Norwegian has stolen that too. The brilliant form he is currently in has attracted every possible European clubs to get their banks ready.
Haaland joined Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg in 2020. He was already in brilliant form at the Austrian clubs. He played only 27 games and scored 29 goals along the way. This tally includes 5 hattricks, including the one that he scored on his Champions League debut.
Haaland has been continuing his form after coming to Borussia Dortmund. He has scored 49 goals in 49 games. This season, he has already scored 31 goals and also became the fastest and the youngest player to score 20 Champions League score. His contribution is the only thing that is keeping The Black and Yellow afloat.
Are Dortmund giving Haaland the ‘Sancho Treatment’?
Remember last year when Dortmund refused to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United? This might end up in a similar situation. The Red Devils were willing to pay what Dortmund were asking, but with a slight deduction of €10 million.
However, they remained adamant and refused to accept the offer. And look where that ended. After the deal fell through, Sancho hasn’t been able to keep the form from his previous year intact. Now they are ready to reduce the price and sell Sancho at a much cheaper rate.
The same is bound to happen if this is how they hope to progress with the Haaland deal. Putting up a staggering value on the player’s head will surely ward off the clubs, but they will eventually lose him for €90 million next year, which is his release clause.
Will Erling Haaland move this summer?
Dortmund setting up this value means all the clubs pursuing will probably back off, especially when the financial situation is still unstable. But there are a few clubs who will still look to give it a try. Manchester City has never had a shortage of money. They were only restricted by the Financial Fair Play rule.
With FFP said to have a makeover, the new rules might even favour the Cityzens. There are also rumours suggesting that Manchester City will be soon making contact with Dortmund over the Norwegian’s move.
As for other clubs, Barcelona might have to look elsewhere for a striker. As if their current debt was not enough for them to worry about. Chelsea has already started looking for his alternative and are planning of bringing Romelu Lukaku back.
Real Madrid has been silent regarding Haaland as he is not seen as a priority for them. Manchester United’s coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been working tirelessly by calling his old player multiple times to convince him for a move to Old Trafford.
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