Haaland closes the door to Real Madrid in summer 2021

In January, Borussia Dortmund secured the services of Erling Haaland. A 19-year-old forward called to mark an era that is very clear about how he wants his career to be.
Borussia Dortmund have a diamond in the rough in Haaland. The Norwegian striker came to the Bundesliga endorsed by his scoring ability. And in Germany it has proven itself to rise to the occasion.

So far this season, the striker has scored 6 goals and distributed 3 assists in 7 games. Thus confirming what was pointed out last season, in which he ended up scoring 44 goals in 40 games, including 10 goals in the Champions League and 13 in the Bundesliga.

His performance is such that several teams are already interested in his signing. With Real Madrid football shirts as the main candidate. Although competition from Bayern has emerged, used to buying the footballers who stand out in the German league. And he is already thinking about the future, with Lewandowski having already turned 32.

But everything points to Borussia Dortmund obviously enjoying Erling Haaland for a long time. According Sport Bild, the striker will stay at BVB in the near future on his own initiative. “Farewell is not a problem for him”, details the German newspaper.

In the Dormund, at least one more season
Haaland is clear. He knows that Dortmund is an intermediate stage in his career. But he only wants to leave BVB to sign for a bigger team if he is assured of being an undisputed player. And currently both Madrid, the main candidate, and Bayern, have Karim Benzema or Robert Lewandowski assuming that role.

Michael Zorc doesn’t think there is reason to be concerned. Why should he be distracted? There are no discussions about him with us, ”the BVB sports director told Sport Bild.

“I prefer to talk about what motivates him: Erling constantly wants to improve. He prefers to improve every week, to progress. Because he feels he still has potential for development, ”adds Zorc.

“He knows that Borussia Dortmund is the right club for him,” says Zorc. The Dortmund executive is aware that the forward still has aspects of his game to improve, such as his header. And, like the player himself, he considers that he is in the ideal place to take another step in his career.

Although this decision does not have to be a problem for Madrid. The white team plans another great operation in 2021, and it is none other than the signing of Kylian Mbappé. So he would be willing to postpone Haaland’s arrival to 2022 if necessary.

Footballers in España undergo COVID-19 testing

MADRID.- Footballers in Spain returned Wednesday to their clubs’ training facilities for the first time since the country entered quarantine almost two months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and other clubs had begun preparations for the return to training this week. Your players will have to undergo COVID-19 tests and, after receiving the results, they will have the go-ahead to train.

Most clubs are expected to re-endo practices by the end of the week.

Most players did not wear masks or gloves upon arrival at the facility, according to the Spanish press. Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué and Luis Suárez were among those who entered the Barcelona complex without masks. Antoine Griezmann, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic had masks.

Images that collide but at the same time give hope. Understandable the fear and concerns of the footballer – it is an unusual situation and football is a contact sport – but they are also privileged. Very delicate subject with many (too many) edges. Let everything work out. pic.twitter.com/IjpuspCAMK

— Ana Cobos (@anitacobos) May 6, 2020

At Real Madrid, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema showed up without masks, as did many other teammates.


Atletico spread photos of his players who arrived with masks and gloves to undergo their tests.

Overall, footballers didn’t spend much time on the team’s premises, less than 30 minutes.

Technicians also submitted for testing. Barcelona coach Quique Setién had gloves and mask upon arrival.

The club’s facilities were disinfected in recent days. In addition to the players, all the members of the technical staff and the rest of the staff involved in the trainings will undergo COVID-19 tests to participate in the trials.

The Spanish League wants the clubs to carry out daily tests on the players to start the trainings.

In a first phase, players’ jobs will be individually. Later you will be able to start group training and the last stage will allow you to all exercise together.

The League gave the clubs a protocol with a series of instructions for returning to training, detailing all the prevention measures that players and teams must take.

The goal is to meet a month of training before reviving the championship. The wish is that you can play again in June with no audience present in the stadiums.

Spain began this week to relax some of the restrictions after declaring an alarm state in mid-March. Footballers are among the athletes who have received authorization to return to the training facilities.

However, Eibar players and technicians issued a statement on Tuesday in which they expressed fear of the tournament restart amid the pandemic.