Dortmund boss shocked by Erling Haaland’s statement

18 Th1 2022 | 11:43

Haaland's future is becoming a hot topic

Haaland’s future is becoming a hot topic


Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said he was surprised by Erling Haaland’s statement regarding the striker’s future at the weekend.

In Erling Haaland’s contract with Dortmund , there is a release clause worth 68 million pounds in the summer of 2022. This is considered too good a fee for a striker valued at 135 million pounds by Transfermarkt. Therefore, the future of the Norwegian striker at Dortmund is always a topic of special interest to the European press.

On Sunday, Haaland surprised the media when he revealed that he was forced by Dortmund to make a decision about his future right now. The former Salzburg star said: “For the past six months I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Dortmund, but now the club are pressing me. They want me to make a decision soon but all I want is to play. shadow.

Like I said, they put a lot of pressure on me and I have to accept that. I have chosen to remain silent out of respect for the club and fans, but the pressure on me is increasing, so now is the time to start talking about everything,” the Norwegian player shared.

A day after Haaland’s statement, Dortmund’s leadership spoke up about the incident. Sporting director of the Ruhr team, Michael Zorc said he was surprised by the recent statement of the most sought-after striker in Europe. On Kicker, Dortmund boss said: “Haaland’s statements make us feel I was all surprised.

We didn’t put any limits, deadlines or even any discussions with him. But the club wants and must have conversations at some point that are really clear, understandable and professional.”

Future troubles may cause Haaland to lose focus on playing on the pitch. That is a big disadvantage for Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race, as they are currently 6 points behind Bayern Munich.