Erling Haaland is one of the most sought-after players in Europe because of how proficient in goalscoring he has proven to be in the last two seasons. But the attention on him would not force him to disrespect his contract with Borussia Dortmund.
Erling Haaland joined the German Bundesliga club from RB Salzburg on January 1, 2020, for a transfer fee worth €20 million. Immediate he joined the club, the 20-year-old center-forward continued with the form he displayed at Salzburg.
In just 18 games for Borussia Dortmund last season, he scored 16 goals and provided 3 assists in all competitions. From that point onward, the world has never stopped talking about him.
In the 2020-2021 season, Erling Haaland who won the 2020 Golden boy award, continued with his goalscoring prowess. He scored a whopping 27 goals and provided 8 assists in 28 Bundesliga games. While in all competitions, the 20-year-old Norwegian forward scored 41 goals and provided 12 assists in 41 games.
Just as he has been doing great things for the club, the fast-rising star who was named the best player in the Bundesliga in the outgoing season has been doing great things for Norway national team. The youngster started playing for the country’s senior team on September 5, 2019. Since then, he has scored 6 goals in 10 appearances.
An honour to be awarded with the @Bundesliga_DE Player of the Season! An achievement not just for me but for the whole @BVB family. ⚫🟡 We won this award together! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/GqhPxXFvKW— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) May 25, 2021
Based on these stats, most of the tops clubs in Europe including Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and FC Barcelona have reportedly shown interest in him.
However, the fact that Erling Haaland who has not spent a full two seasons at Borussia Dortmund, still have until June 2024 before his contract with Dortmund expires, could make his exit from the club this summer difficult.
The biggest opportunity for clubs to sign him at a cheaper price will come in the summer of 2022 when clubs will be permitted to trigger the release clause on his contract which permits the player to join any club of his choice that can pay €75 million for his services.
Still, it is beginning to look like the top clubs are not willing to wait until next year summer before they attempt to lure him away from Dortmund.
Even his father, Alf Inge, and the youngster’s agent, Mino Raiola had visited Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for talks concerning a potential move to either club.
“Well, I have a contract for a couple of years so I am respectful towards my contract,” Haaland told Viaplay.
Erling Haaland who won his first major trophy with Borussia Dortmund when the club won the 2020-2021 DFB-Pokal, said he is excited to land his first trophy and looking forward to more trophies.
He said: “I have big dreams. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. So I want to win trophies.”
𝙂𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙏 𝙔𝙀𝙇𝙇𝙊𝙒 𝙒𝘼𝙇𝙇,— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) May 14, 2021
Last night was for you. For your cheers. For your passion. For your love. We thank you, always! 🖤💛 pic.twitter.com/cbWrQHdenG