Dortmund. Europe’s top clubs have been playing for him for weeks. Now it is official: Erling Haaland has decided and changes to Borussia Dortmund,
BVB apparently stood out among RB Leipzig, Juventus Turin and many other high-caliber players in the race for the most coveted storm jewel in Europe. BVB announced the change on its official channels.
Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland changes to Borussia Dortmund
Now it is official! Erling Haaland signs a four and a half year contract until 2024 Borussia Dortmund! The week-long poker is over.
In a presentation video, the striker, who BVB so badly needed, has already noted some resolutions for the new year. In addition to “learning German” and “scoring a few goals” it also says: “enjoy the yellow wall” and “win the derby”.
Borussia Dortmund Apparently, the 19-year-old only has to pay the fixed transfer fee of 20 million euros.
Shortly before Christmas, Haaland had a personal picture of Borussia Dortmund and its training center: “There was a feeling right from the start that I absolutely wanted to switch to this club, go this route and play football in this incredible Dortmund atmosphere in front of more than 80,000 spectators. I’m already burning for it, ”he said.
Borussia Dortmund: Watzke and Zorc proud
BVB boss Watzke proudly commented on the transfer: “Despite many offers from absolute top clubs from all over Europe, Erling Haaland decided on the sporting task at BVB and the perspective we showed him. Our persistence has paid off. “
Sports director Michael Zorc also couldn’t get out of the rave: “We can all look forward to an ambitious, athletic and physically strong center forward with a pronounced goal instinct and impressive speed, which we would like to further develop in Dortmund.”
Haaland will join the team on January 3 and travel to the training camp in Spain just a day later.
Update from December 29, 2:49 p.m .: The next hammer message follows immediately. As the “Bild” reports, Erling Haaland is about to switch to Borussia Dortmund after the cancellation to RB Leipzig! BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke has so far not wanted to comment on this.
Update from December 29, 2:08 p.m .: Erling Haaland has apparently canceled RB Leipzig. That reports the “picture”. Accordingly, RB coach Julian Nagelsmann apparently could not convince the top talent in the conversation before Christmas. The reasons for the cancellation are above all the low salary and the poor prospect of a regular place in Leipzig. In addition to Borussia Dortmund, many top European clubs are still in the race.
Update from December 23, 8.36 a.m .: Erling Haaland RB can leave Salzburg for the fixed transfer fee of 20 million euros. The market value update by the Norwegian at transfermarkt.de also shows that this price is a bargain. There its market value is currently estimated at 45 million euros.
Update from December 21, 11:24 a.m .: Is Erling Haaland moving to Borussia Dortmund? A Twitter post now causes violent speculation, more like a like. Alfie Haaland, father of the youngster, shared a picture of his son on Twitter, who is standing in front of a display board at the airport. He writes: “Come on, Stig Nilssen, guess again.” Among other things, the goal is Frankfurt on the board. One user comments: “Frankfurt, then by train to Dortmund?” The comment has 27 likes – among other things from Erling Haaland personally!
Update from December 20, 8:46 a.m .: Some fans of Borussia Dortmund will find this joke anything but funny. After FC Liverpool officially announced Takumi Minamino’s commitment this week, his releasing club RB Salzburg was joking. On Twitter Salzburg reminded that Minamino is already the third ex-Salzburg player to play at Liverpool. “Who is the next one”, the Salzburgers asked with a wink. It is known that Liverpool FC is one of the major interested parties in poker around Erling Haaland.
Update from December 19, 4:31 p.m .: AC Milan will also be involved in the race for Erling Haaland. Alfredo Pedulla, transfer expert and chief reporter from “Sport Italia”, now reports on an offer by the Italians for the Salzburg striker. Accordingly, the Rossoneri want to offer the Norwegian an annual salary of 5.5 million euros and thus lure him to Milan. According to Pedulla, besides Milan, Dortmund and Leipzig, Chelsea, Juventus Turin, Manchester United and OGC Nice are in the fight for Haaland.
Update from December 17th, 1:50 p.m .: What does this flight mean? While the media agree that Borussia Dortmund is probably not ahead of Erling Haaland, BVB fans are puzzled about this flight online: A private jet flew from Salzburg to Dortmund on Monday morning.
Twitter user “Toni Cantona” speculates: “Today a charter from Salzburg landed in Dortmund at 10:43. And Aki was not present at the draw ”and drew attention to the flight, which is documented on the tracking page“ Flightaware ”. There is no evidence that this flight has anything to do with Erling Haaland, but the fans suspect it online.
After the plane landed in Dortmund, we went on to Moscow five hours later …
Update from December 17, 6:21 p.m .: Austrian and British media contradict each other on Erling Haaland. While the British “Telegraph” still spoke of Manchester United with Haalands compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer striking, the “Salzburger Nachrichten” are certain: RB Leipzig has the best chances of the Red Bull Salzburg clippers. “Now the decision is up to him,” Leipzig sports director Markus Krösche told the “kicker”.
Both media, on the other hand, agree: Borussia Dortmund is not at the top of Erling Haaland’s list.
Update from December 16, 10.55 a.m .: Oha! Has Erling Braut Haaland finally decided against Borussia Dortmund? At least that suggests a statement by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Manchester United manager said after the 1-1 draw against Everton: “He had a great career in Salzburg and now knows what he wants to do.” That doesn’t sound good from a black and yellow perspective.
Update from December 15th, 6.20pm: Is BVB already working on a plan B in the event that Haaland is canceled? As the “Gazzetta dello Sport” reports, the Dortmunders are still interested in Mario Mandzukic from Juventus. The striker with Bundesliga experience has fallen on the siding with the “old lady”. It seems unlikely that Mandzukic will return to the pitch at Juventus – the 33-year-old is not even registered for the Champions League.
Update from December 13, 9:12 p.m .: Dortmund and Leipzig are the top favorites for a Haaland commitment? Nicolo Schira from the Italian “Gazetta dello Sport” has completely different information. The reporter wrote on Twitter: “Juventus remains the favorite for Erling Haaland. The Bianconeri want to bring the 2000 vintage to Turin in the summer: with a five-year offer from EUR 3.5 million net per season plus bonus. Raiola also spoke with BVB and RB Leipzig, but the best offer so far comes from Juve sports director Paratici. ”
Update from December 13, 2:26 p.m .: After his visit to Dortmund, Erling Haaland also visited Leipzig and spoke to representatives of Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig. “I think it went quite well,” says Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann: “After such talks you can say relatively little because they are usually very one-sided. You tell a lot as a coach, the consultant and the player hear to. I tried to explain to him in good English what my idea of football is. “
On Tuesday, Dortmund and Leipzig meet in the league. Could it help the “Red Bulls” if RB wins at BVB on Tuesday. “That could be an argument, you have to ask him,” said Nagelsmann.
Update from December 13, 9:06 a.m .: Jürgen Klopp, of all people, will put a spanner in the works for BVB if Erling Haaland is required? Not because Liverpool FC would make a better offer for the Norwegian. Klopp could screw up the Haaland tour in a completely different way to his ex-club.
As “The Athletic” reports, the “Reds” face a commitment from Takumi Minamino. Should the Japanese switch to Liverpool on January 1st, a winter transfer from Haaland will be all the less likely. It’s hard to imagine that Salzburg would give up its two striker stars in one fell swoop in winter.
The 19-year-old shooting star had left the Champions League less than 24 hours before landing in Dortmund with Salzburg. The 0: 2 against defending champions Liverpool meant relegation to the Europa League. Incredible: It was the only CL game that Haaland didn’t score!
There are plenty of candidates for a Haaland commitment. Liverpool, Barcelona, Tottenham, Bayern Munich, Naples – most recently RB Salzburg’s sister club from Leipzig has been associated with the striker particularly often.
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However, the Norwegian’s visit to Dortmund, of which the “Ruhr Nachrichten” reports, suggests that Borussia Dortmund currently has the best tickets. If the contract goes to BVB, Erling Braut Haaland could be a real bargain.
Erling Haaland – his season record
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According to consistent international media reports, Haaland’s contract in Salzburg contains an exit clause of over 20 million euros. Even for Paco Alcácer, who was already celebrated as a bargain in Dortmund, BVB transferred more to Barcelona (23 million).
BVB and the striker search
At Borussia Dortmund, those responsible had recently openly admitted that BVB wants to commit another attacker in winter. Managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, sports director Michael Zorc, coach Lucien Favre – they all share the opinion of many fans that Borussia was regularly lacking the classic center forward in the first half of the season. Especially when Paco Alcacer was injured for a long time, Mario Götze, Marco Reus or Julian Brandt had to play three players in the ninth position, who actually feel better on the ten.