Erling Haaland warns Manchester United and City after admitting that Borussia Dortmund are “pressuring” him to make a decision about his future very soon
- Erling Haaland feels that Borussia Dortmund are pressuring him to make a decision
- The clause that becomes active in the summer could allow him to leave for 64 million pounds
- Haaland has scored 78 goals in 77 games in all competitions for Dortmund
- Manchester United and Manchester City linked to the 21-year-old forward
Erling Haaland has alerted Premier League clubs after revealing that Borussia Dortmund are pushing him to make a decision about his future.
This was admitted by the Norwegian, who has long been the target of both Manchester clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona “Things will start happening now” as Dortmund have made it clear to him that he has to decide his future.
‘[For] In the last six months I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Borussia Dortmund, but now the club has started pushing me to make a decision, “the 21-year-old told the Norwegian broadcaster. Viasat on Fridays.
Erling Haaland admitted that he will make a decision about his future very soon
‘All I want to do is play football, but them [Dortmund] push me to make a decision now about my future […] So that means I’ll have to make a decision soon. ‘
Haaland has scored an astonishing 78 goals in 77 games in all competitions with Dortmund since moving to the Bundesliga in January from RB Salzburg in 2020.
His scoring comeback has made him one of the hottest properties in European football, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and City all tied to the Dortmund forward for the past 18 months.
Borussia Dortmund are putting pressure on Haaland to make a decision about his future
Haaland has been in awe of his future so far, but on Friday he acknowledged that it may soon change, as Dortmund want him to clarify his plans.
“They started putting a lot of pressure on me and I have to accept that,” he said.
I chose not to say anything out of respect for the club and the fans.
But now that a lot of pressure comes from the club, so it’s time to get things started. It means things will happen now. ‘
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted Dortmund could lose their talisman this summer
‘I said from the start that I want to focus on football, because that’s when I’m at my best. Not when other things come to mind.
Asked when he expected to make a decision, the Norwegian replied: ‘Not now because we are in the middle of a difficult period with so many games. All I want to do is play football, but now I can’t do it. ‘
Haaland has the option of leaving Dortmund in the summer when his £ 64m release clause goes into effect and club chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted last weekend that it will be difficult for the Bundesliga giants to hold him back.
Watzke said in an interview with Der Spiegel, as per Marca: ‘Who would give away one of Europe’s best strikers in the winter transfer market if it were not necessary?
“It won’t leave in January. Dortmund are still in three competitions and we want to compete with the best teams.
“Of course it will be difficult to hold him back. However, we want and we will try. Haaland will not leave in January, but in the summer it will be difficult to keep him. ‘
Reports in Germany suggest Real Madrid are Haaland’s favorite destination, who would like to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, earlier this month El Nacional reported that Haaland was at the top of Barca’s transfer goals.
‘Everyone in the world should prepare, as we are back as major players in the market. Barça is back, “Catalan president Joan Laporta said.