Erling Haaland has proved to be a talisman for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and proved that with goals in a 3-1 victory against Furth last week and has shot his goal scoring tally for the season to 13.
The giant Norwegian’s exploits as the number nine of the Bundesliga club has not gone unnoticed by the biggest clubs in Europe, with Borussia Dortmund’s Chief Executive Officer, Hans-Joachim Watzke confirming that arguably Europe’s biggest football club and Spanish giants, Real Madrid have expressed interest in the club’s striker.
And to fuel the transfer rumours surrounding him, Erling Haaland appeared to be saying a final goodbye to the club’s supporters in the stands, an action the club’s Sporting Director, Micheal Zorc described as ‘bizarre’
Speaking after Dortmund’s 3-2 loss at Hertha on Saturday, the club chief told Sky Germany: “I saw the pictures afterwards too. It looked a bit strange, but I don’t think it was a deliberate action. I spoke to him again briefly, and that’s not an issue in the team either.
“What is this? I asked him. Nothing at all, he said. That settles the matter.”
He has however not lost hope in the club keeping hold of the prized possession for another few years, revealing that there exist a good working relationship between the club, player and his agent.
“All I know is that Real Madrid are very interested in him,” Watzke told BILD. “I could name 25 others now, but with Real I know for sure.
“I think he would fit in better in Spain. A different kind of football is played in England. I am not so sceptical that he will stay with us.”
“Me and Raiola had a good talk not so long ago. When we arrive at the end of negotiations, the conversations are always quite friendly. That phone call was quite friendly.”
“We will certainly have another conversation in the next few weeks. If Haaland stays with us, there may be more euros for him.”