No deadline has been set for Haaland transfer talks, says Dortmund director Zorce
Borussia Dortmund are calm over the transfer of Erling Haaland and have not set a deadline to decide their future, says sporting director Michael Zorc.
The 20-year-old Norwegian is one of the most sought-after players in world football today, competing for his signature with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Dortmund have repeatedly said they have no plans to sell the striker over the summer, and Zorce has revealed that he has repeated the club’s stance to agent Mino Raiola.
What did Zorce say about Haaland’s future?
Dortmund are no strangers to face speculation about the transfer of one of their star players, as Manchester United had a very strong bond to lead England’s Jadon Sancho last summer.
Sancho finally stopped in Germany, Dortmund informed him that he had set a deadline for the red demons, and he came to offer an acceptable offer.
It seems that the club does not use such tactics this time, because Zorc is equally calm Raiola’s trip to Spain last week For interviews with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“I do not see the need to set deadlines [for transfers] now. “said Zorce.
“With Erling Haaland, we have a clear position that we have conveyed to the parties involved.
“I spoke to Mino Raiola yesterday. We have made our intentions very clear. There is no problem when it comes to Alfie [Haaland’s father] and Mino wants to sunbathe in the Mediterranean Sea.
“I’m calm because I know what we want.”
Dortmund have joined in trying to keep Haaland, despite a strong interest in his services.
Under the command of the new boss Marco Rose, who promises this summer, they saw it as key to the planets of the future, and last year they showed Sancho that they will not be harassed for selling their precious asset.
Failure to qualify for the Champions League could increase the pressure to sell, but they would still ask for a contract for a player who has three years left.
This fee may be prohibitive even for the biggest clubs in the game, given the economic success caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
A reported clause will also cost 75 million euros (£ 67 million / $ 92 million) next year, meaning these clubs may decide to stay for another 12 months.