KEY POINTS

  • Erling Haaland is being linked to a move away from Borussia Dortmund once again
  • Haaland's agent reveals where he wants to live while being asked to comment on the striker's transfer link-ups
  • Borussia Dortmund is confident it can convince the Norwegian to stay

Erling Haaland is still a Borussia Dortmund player, but his personal preference in life could see him leaving the German club.

Since making his mark on Borussia Dortmund in his maiden Bundesliga season, Haaland has constantly been linked to transfer rumors.

The Norwegian goal machine is still under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2024 and reportedly has a €75 million ($84 million) release clause injected in his current deal.

The said clause will take effect in 2022, and it would mean that Borussia Dortmund is likely to lose Haaland if an interested club manages to pay the aforementioned cost.

Quizzed to comment on Haaland’s real situation, the striker’s agent Mino Raiola stressed that he is not providing anything until “Christmas.”

However, he did hint that his star client may fancy a move to Spain.

“At the moment you cannot talk about anything if you want about Christmas,” Raiola recently told Spanish outlet Deportes Cuatro.”I do not talk about the market.”

“Haaland likes Spain, he really likes his home in Spain,” he added. “Afterwards, it is too early to say where he is going to play next year. It is not good either.”

To put context to Raiola’s statement, Haaland might wind up joining Real Madrid, the rumored favorite Spanish club to secure his signature.

Erling Haaland Welinton of Besiktas reacts as Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Besiktas and Borussia Dortmund at Vodafone Park on September 15, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Should Haaland really consider leaving for a Spanish club, Borussia Dortmund will not let its breakout star go without fighting.

The club’s head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl is very confident they are capable of convincing Haaland to prolong his stay.

In fact, he even jokingly bet €100 million ($112 million) the 21-year-old would opt not to leave.

"Of course, we are trying to give him the feeling that Borussia Dortmund continues to be a top address for him and that he can still develop here,” Kehl told German outlet BILD of Haaland.

"Maybe we can still convince him. “We will fight for him. We will try everything. The decision has not yet been made, but I would bet €100 million ($112 million) [on him staying]."

Haaland is currently sidelined as he is still nursing a hip problem that is expected to keep him out of action until Christmas day.

Prior to being injured, he has already bagged an incredible total of 13 goals in just 10 matches across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.