KEY POINTS

  • Erling Haaland's chances of leaving Borussia Dortmund are not that high
  • Haaland is committed to staying with Der BVB but leaves fate at the hands of management
  • Jadon Sancho is more likely to leave Germany over Haaland

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund is a player worth keeping an eye on with several teams allegedly interested in the Norwegian player.

However, it appears that he plans to focus his current pact with Die Borussen and save any transfer moves after next season.

The 20-year-old striker has been linked to several teams such as Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Manchester City.

But the problem is that the German squad is reluctant to sell Haaland and see him as an integral part of their UEFA Champions League aspirations for the 2021-22 season.

Despite their preference to keep the Norwegian striker, big money on the table could alter the course.

With that in mind, Haaland is leaving it to Borussia Dortmund to decide.

"After this international break, I will go on vacation, and then I will report for pre-season," Haaland stated.

Haaland is under contract until 2024, and Der BVB appears to be fine with that. Hence, any hope of seeing the striker leave Germany may only happen after the coming season.

Seeing that with a new release clause worth $91 million happening in 2022, the scenario could be different and raise new interest from the teams interested in the Norwegian.

There is also the angle that Borussia Dortmund could get more now if they consider the financial implications tied to Haaland.

Another Borussia Dortmund booter, Jadon Sancho, remains linked to a possible move to Old Trafford, a target by Manchester United last season that never came to fruition.

But as mentioned in a previous post, a gentleman’s agreement confirmed by sporting director Michael Zorc could see the 21-year-old footballer make a switch.

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on May 22, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. Photo: Getty Images/Matthias Hangst

The conditions include a $152 million asking fee of Borussia Dortmund–something that ironically does not apply to Haaland.

"We already had a gentlemen's agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions," Zorc stated. "He's been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement does not exist with Erling."