Borussia Dortmund prepare to live without Erling Haaland
‘It will be difficult to keep him’: Borussia Dortmund prepare to live without Erling Haaland as club CEO admits summer exit is likely … as Bundesliga squad look to Karim Adeyemi to fill void who will stay
- Erling Haaland set to leave Borussia Dortmund for a big club this summer
- The Norwegian striker has a Â£ 64million clause in his contract which goes into effect in June
- While Dortmund want him to stay, it’s an acceptance that it would be difficult
Borussia Dortmund must start planning their life without Erling Haaland, the club CEO has admitted.
The Norwegian forward has been a revelation at Signal Iduna Park since joining the Bundesliga squad in the winter of 2020.
He has scored 60 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions, turning the heads of all the best teams in Europe.
Borussia Dortmund have agreed to lose Erling Haaland this summer
A clause in the 21-year-old’s contract means he will be available for just Â£ 64million this summer.
An affordable sum for the continent’s biggest clubs, Joachim-Hans Watzke admitted that it would be “difficult” for Dortmund to keep their precious asset – even if they wanted to.
âWho would give one of the best strikers in Europe in the winter market if he didn’t have to? Watzke said in an interview with Der Spiegel, according to Marca.
âHe won’t be leaving in January. Dortmund are still in three competitions and we want to compete with the best teams.
âOf course, it will be difficult to hold him back. However, we want and we will try.
Club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted it would be “difficult” to keep the Norwegian forward
âHaaland won’t be leaving in January, but in the summer it will be difficult to keep him. “
Reports in Germany suggest Real Madrid are the preferred destination for Haaland, who would like to follow in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps.
This leaves Dortmund looking to fill the void the striker leaves, and reports suggest they are on the verge of turning to another Red Bull Salzburg product.
According to Marca, Karim Adeyemi, the 19-year-old Germany international, has been identified as the perfect replacement.
Adeyemi has scored 18 goals in 28 appearances for the Austrian side this season, including three in the Champions League.