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Michael Zorc:
Dortmund don't need to sign a back-up for Erling Haaland

By Henrik Petersen

Borussia Dortmund are not planning to sign a new striker this summer, says sporting director Michael Zorc.

Michael Zorc.
Michael Zorc.Photo: Tim.Reckmann/CC-by-SA 3.0

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has no plans of bringing in a new forward to relieve some of the pressure on Erling Haaland.

Speaking to Kicker, Zorc insists Dortmund don't need to sign a back-up for the 20-year-old, who scored 16 goals in 18 appearances following his January move from RB Salzburg.

"We didn't score too few goals last season," Zorc said when asked if Dortmund need a new striker.

Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard are both natural wingers, but were often deployed as central strikers last season.

"In this sense, there is no longer a classic number nine," Zorc said.

Sancho, 20, has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer, and should he leave, Dortmund would feel the need to replace him.

"If Jadon leaves, we will need to act," Zorc underlined.

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