Leipzig boss Oliver Mintzlaff has explained why Erling Haaland chose BVB and not RB. Borussia would hit hard if they missed the Champions League places. Even a midfield star could then be about to leave. News and rumors about the black and yellow can be found here.
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When Erling Haaland moved to BVB in January 2020, RB Leipzig had also shown interest in the Norwegian striker. “It’s no secret that we wanted him. But to be honest: The Pope could have negotiated for us, Haaland would still have moved to Dortmund,” said Leipzig boss Oliver Mintzlaff in the Sports picture.
There are “very simple reasons for switching to the Black and Yellows: Timo Werner scored 18 goals after the first half of last season, and we had Yussi Poulsen and Patrik Schick in the squad. Dortmund, on the other hand, urgently needed a striker,” he explained. Added to this were “the radiance of BVB and the financial package that was better in Dortmund”.
That is why Mintzlaff “cannot hold it against the player and his team” and would have “advised BVB as a neutral person”. Red Bull co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz “was certainly not enthusiastic – just as we were all not happy with it. But you have to accept it and tick it off. In the end we can’t blame ourselves.”
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BVB will meet Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. If Dortmund still wants to qualify for the Champions League, a win is a must. In the event of a defeat, the gap to fourth would be seven points.
As the Sports picture reported that BVB’s revenues would decrease by 30 million euros if they missed the premier class. For the current season, Borussia is already planning a minus of 75 million euros due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sales of toplayers at bargain prices are still not planned. “Regardless of whether we play the Champions League or are represented in the Conference League next season, the current and next season are already fully financed,” Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke said recently.
A departure of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland could not be ruled out, but the respective buyer had to dig deep into their pockets. Loud Sports picture Haaland would have to pay at least 150 million euros, and Sancho 100.
Mateu Morey is apparently on the wish list of Sevilla FC. This was reported by the Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo and refers to information from radio Seville.
Seville’s sports director Monchi is said to have watched Morey closely during the two games in the Champions League round of 16 and was impressed by him. “I think I have chosen the best option to grow in my future. And I am not sorry at all, I am very happy in Dortmund,” Morey said of the last time Marca.