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.