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Watzke: 'Erling Haaland will remain a BVB player next year'

By Rune Gjerulff

Erling Haaland will stay at Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Hans-Joachim Watzke.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has reiterated that Erling Haaland will not be going anywhere this summer.

Haaland's agent, Mino Raiola, has recently ignited speculation about his client's future at Signal Iduna Park, but Watzke has now made it clear once and for all that the 20-year-old is not for sale.

"I've known Mino for a long time and get along well with him. You have to accept his idiosyncrasies. But he also knows the idiosyncrasies of Borussia Dortmund. He can give a new interview every day for all I care. It's no problem for us. Erling Haaland will remain a BVB player next year," Watzke told Sport1 (via BVB Buzz).

"There was also a conflict of interest with Robert Lewandowski in the past. We stood firm and Robert accepted that. In the following season, he became the top scorer. I think Erling can do the same."

Haaland's contract with Dortmund expires in 2024. According to reports, it includes a release clause that will be valid next year.

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