Erling Haaland’s future ‘is set to be decided by FEBRUARY’, as Borussia Dortmund refuse to give up on him signing a new £260,000-per-week deal with Manchester United, City and Real Madrid all looming
- Erling Haaland’s contract at Borussia Dortmund expires in the summer of 2023
- Crucially, a £68million release clause in his current deal activates this summer
- Manchester United, City and Real Madrid are all interested in signing Haaland
- Yet reports state that Dortmund will start talks next month and want to keep him
Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland’s future is reportedly set to be decided by the end of February at the latest.
The Norwegian striker, who moved to the German club from RB Salzburg in January 2020, has a contract at Dortmund until 2023 but has a £68m release clause which activates this summer.
With the likes of Manchester United, City and Real Madrid all keeping an eye on the 21-year-old’s situation, German outlet BILD report that Dortmund are looking to put together a club-record financial package in order to persuade Haaland to stay.
Dortmund star Erling Haaland’s future is reportedly set to be decided by the end of February
Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick and Man City manager Pep Guardiola are keen to sign Haaland
The report details that Dortmund are set to double Haaland’s annual salary to £13.4m-a-year – £260,000-a-week – and the forward could also collect up to £6.7m in bonuses from Dortmund’s manufacturer Puma.
BILD adds that Puma want to out-do the deal Haaland had with previous manufacturer Nike.
Talks will begin at the beginning of January with Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and his dad: former Manchester City and Leeds player Alf-Inge Haaland.
With an annual salary in the potential region of £16.8m (€20m), Haaland would be at roughly a level-footing with Bayern Munich goalscorer Robert Lewandowski in terms of salary.
The 21-year-old forward has also long been linked with Real Madrid (pic, boss Carlo Ancelotti)
Haaland has scored an astonishing 76 goals in 75 competitive games for Dortmund since his move nearly two years ago.
Latest reports state that Premier League champions Man City will go ‘all out’ to land Haaland next summer.
It was also reported last week that Man Utd manager Ralf Rangnick has already spoken to Haaland’s dad Alf-Inge about a move to Old Trafford.
Rangnick has recently spoken to Haaland’s father Alf-Inge (left) about a move to United
The report details Rangnick and Haaland Snr have a ‘cordial relationship’ from the German coach’s time as Red Bull sporting director and was involved in the forward’s move to Red Bull Salzburg from Molde nearly three years ago.
The striker could have moved to United two years ago but he chose Dortmund instead.
Haaland’s agent Raiola recently stated that no pre-contract has been agreed with any club as of yet – and did not rule out his client staying at Dortmund.