The future of Erling Haaland is a major concern for Borussia Dortmund right now, but their CEO is unconcerned. During his most recent interview with BBC Sport, he appeared to be quite at ease.
Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed that he already knows where the teenager will play next season. He also hinted that, regardless of which club makes the offer next summer, they will accept it.
It’s as simple as this: Dortmund will sell Haaland to a club that offers more than €150 million this summer.
If this does not occur, they are willing to wait another year and accept €70 million from any club. Watzke explained the situation at Borussia Dortmund and why they don’t need to sell any of their players this summer.
According to Watzke on BBC Sport:
“When Covid-19 struck, we had no debt. Not one euro. Because of that, it is a comfortable situation. We do not have to sell a player. That is important. The rich clubs in the world, they must know when they want a player from Borussia Dortmund there are two possibilities.”
“The first is that I tell them they have no chance. Other times, I will tell them ‘this is the price’. Then they must know this is the price. It is not another price. We are very clear. We are very honest.”
“I do get tired of the rumors about Haaland. Last summer, everybody in England, everybody in Europe, every journalist told the public ‘Jadon Sancho will play for Manchester United or wherever’. But he is still playing for Borussia Dortmund.”
“Now everybody writes ‘Erling Haaland will next season play for Real Madrid or for Barcelona, or for this or this’. The only way is to look after 1 September at where he is playing.”
“I think I know where he will be playing but that is all I have to say. Mino is a special guy. He wants to make the best deal for his player. That is his work. I know Mino very well. Mino knows me very well. We have no problems. Everybody knows what the other wants to do.”