Borussia Dortmund’s managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke continues to believe that top scorer Erling Haaland (20) will remain. “Erling Haaland will also be a BVB player next year. He won’t be in debt and gives full throttle. The way he cheered in the stands shows how much he identifies with his team,” said Watzke at Sport1.
On Saturday, Mino Raiola, the busy advisor to the Norwegian storm jewel, fueled speculation about its future. “14 big clubs want him. Now the important thing is to find out what the best option is,” Raiola told the Spanish newspaper AS.
Watzke took the statements lightly. “I’ve known Mino for a long time and get along well with him. You have to accept his peculiarities,” said the BVB boss: “But he also knows the peculiarities of Borussia Dortmund. I’m happy to give a new interview every day. It’s not a problem for us. “
Watzke compared the situation of Haaland, who is tied to BVB until 2024, with that of Robert Lewandowski before he moved to Bayern Munich. At that time there was “also a conflict of interest”. “We stayed tough and Robert accepted that. In the following season he became the top scorer. I trust Erling to do that too,” said Watzke. Lewandowski, however, moved to Bayern in 2014 as the new shooting king.