American broadcaster ESPN reports that Dortmund have settled upon their summer strategy for warding off offers for Erling Haaland.
Interested in acquiring the services of football's next big thing? The price is set at €180 million.
|Erling Haaland.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Another summer. A similar strategy. Then BVB sporting director Michael Zorc warded off Manchester United's overtures for Jadon Sancho by setting a reported pricing floor of €120 million. The English phenom would not be sold off for one single penny below his worth.
Zorc looks to be in for another long few months of constant bombardment from the press. In his final summer transfer window before passing the torch over to long-time protege Sebastian Kehl, Zorc has one last chance to stand his ground in what shapes up to be quite the standoff.
A €120 million player may want out, and the deep pockets of City Football Group prepare to come a-courting.
America's ESPN insiders purport to have learned that Dortmund have internally settled on a price tag of €180 million for the Norwegian sensation. The Schwarzgelben are apparently appeared to do what's necessary to keep the 20-year-old in Nordrhein-westfalen until a reported exit clause of €75 million kicks in during the summer of 2022.
If this report is true, it certainly reduces the number of clubs capable of affording Haaland from ten to one.
Presumably, only City could afford that bid. It would appear as if it's either England's or Germany's industrial heartland next year for the rising star.