Dortmund head coach not worried by Bayern interest in Haaland

Stefan Bienkowski
Erling Haaland has 49 goals in 49 appearances for Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund head coach Marco Rose isn’t surprised that Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing his star striker Erling Haaland.

The Norway international kicked off the new season in spectacular form on Saturday, with three assists and two goals in Dortmund’s 5-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

The weekend’s performance now means that Haaland has bagged 62 goals and 18 assists in just 61 games for Dortmund.

As such, the young striker has attracted interest from all corners of the sport as some of Europe’s biggest clubs wonder what it would cost to sign the player.

This summer saw Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid all get heavily linked with the player, but in Germany it has been Bayern Munich that have perhaps found their name associated with the Dortmund striker on a regular basis.

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However, Rose is far from worried about Haaland being linked with a move to Bayern and believes the player will decide his own path when the time comes, or indeed stay put in Dortmund.

“Any top European club would be almost stupid not to follow Erling's development closely. Anything else would surprise me, because that's their job, after all,” said Rose in an interview with Sport-Bild.

“"In the end, Erling has to decide for himself where he sees his future. In any case, we are happy that he is currently playing with us - and who knows, possibly for more than just one season if we write an extraordinary story here."

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However, there may be a reason behind Rose’s calm demeanour when it comes to Haaland’s future at the club.

It now seems all but certain that Dortmund won’t sell the striker this year and even if they are forced to consider bids for the striker next summer, it seems unlikely that Bayern will be able to match any bids from Spain or England.