Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has a ‘big chance’ of leaving the club this summer, according to the player’s agent Mino Raiola.
Haaland has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League with Manchester City termed as a possible destination for the Norwegian. The 21-year-old, whose released clause is believed to be around £64m has also attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
“Maybe this summer, maybe the summer after. But there is a big chance that Erling will leave this summer. We will see,” said Raiola when asked about Haaland’s next move.
“He can and will take the next step. Bayern, Real, Barcelona, City – these are the big clubs he can go to. City has won the championship five times in the last few years, much more than United.”
“We all knew when we moved to Dortmund that this step would come.”
No winter decision
“We will tell BVB [Borussia Dortmund] what our idea is and BVB will tell us their ideas. But no decision will be made in the winter.
“He is someone who wants to develop, who is looking for new challenges. And of course, it’s also a question of the alternative. You only change if you have a better alternative.”
On player release clause
“Whatever is in a contract is in a contract. That remains between me and the player.”
“There are only two parties who are allowed to say something to the outside world – the club and the player. I never talk about details. We and Dortmund know exactly what has to happen. We have structured it very clearly.”
“Contract or not, we always have very open communication with [Hans-Joachim] Watzke, [Michael] Zorc and now [Sebastian] Kehl. We deal with each other honestly. That is much more important than anything written on paper.”
“Paper is only there if something goes wrong, then you need that. But not otherwise.”
Haaland has netted 74 goals in 72 appearances for Dortmund since joining the Bundesliga club in January 2020.