Transfer alert: Haaland is in England!
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has joked that Erling Haaland is already in England for a summer transfer.
Haaland is one of the most sought-after players in Europe after an incredible 18 months at Dortmund.
Virtually every top club in Europe is interested in signing the 20-year-old, most notably Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Haaland was not present at Dortmund’s fitness camp on Monday, fuelling rumours that he was set for a summer move away.
This prompted Zorc to joke that “Erling is already in England.”
Haaland not at the fitness-test in Dortmund today.— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) July 12, 2021
Head of Sport Zorc laughing: - He is in England https://t.co/tcl7So6h4H
How much will Haaland cost?
It has been estimated that between a transfer fee of around €150 million, a five-year contract worth €60m gross and agent commission of €40m, it would cost up to €500m in total for a club to sign Haaland this summer.
Indeed, teams may have to wait until the summer of 2022 to get their man as Dortmund have been steadfast in their stance that they will not allow Haaland to leave this summer.
It is widely reported that there is a clause in Haaland’s contract that is valid from the end of next season that enables the player to leave for a fee of €75m.
Haaland has scored 57 goals in 59 games since arriving at BVB from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
Who will Haaland sign for?
I don't understand why there is still room for racism and discrimination. We will never tire of fighting against any form of discrimination. Instead of being applauded for having the courage to take the penalties, these young men are attacked with racist insults. I am speechless.— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) July 12, 2021
PSG, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona are also keen on the ex-Molde wonderkid.
Barca and Madrid recently held talks with Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola about the striker’s future.
But questions have been asked as to whether Barcelona and Madrid can afford the astronomical outlay required to sign Haaland.
Barcelona are in a well-publicised economic crisis and Madrid are not the healthiest financially, either, meaning that Manchester City and Chelsea are considered the favourites to sign Haaland.