BVB fans don’t like to hear it, but the current season should be the last in which we see Erling Haaland in the black and yellow jersey. According to consistent media reports, the storm tank 2022 has an exit clause that allows it to change clubs between 75 and 90 million euros – the international heavyweights are already licking their fingers.
Borussia would therefore do well to search for the right successor now. the Sports picture brings four candidates into play that BVB could sign next summer. We check how likely a transfer of the attackers would be:
Lautaro Martinez has developed into a top international striker at Inter Milan. Fun fact: Before he switched to the Nerazzurri in 2018, BVB also vied for him. Will he be drawn to the Ruhr area four years late?
From a sporting point of view, the 24-year-old Argentine would certainly be the optimal solution. But financially, a transfer for BVB is not possible, as its transfer fee would be at least 80-100 million euros. Black-Yellow doesn’t spend that much money on any other player in the world!
Not to mention the fact that Martinez is on the verge of a long-term extension at Inter.
Change probability: 5%. If the attacker should ever pull away from Inter, he will go to a Spanish top club or the financially strong Premier League.
Another candidate from Serie A is said to be Andrea Belotti, who crowned himself European champion with the Italian national team in the summer. The 27-year-old is considered a hardworking worker who also has a good degree. Technically, however, Belotti is limited.
His advantage: his contract ends in 2022, so he would be available for free. However, Torino is currently trying to retain its captain in the long term.
Change probability: 10%. The fact that Belotti is available for a free transfer makes him interesting in principle. But if he should really leave Torino in 2022, he will remain in the A league the much more likely option. In addition, Ciro Immobiles time at BVB should have a deterrent effect – for both parties.
Timo Werner hasn’t really found his luck at Chelsea. By signing Romelu Lukaku, the German international has also moved into the second tier, even if Thomas Tuchel (rightly) emphasizes that the duo could also play together quite well. Alone: A regular place is a long way off for Werner.
With his speed, the ex-Leipzig would of course fit well to Dortmund, but two things speak against a move to BVB: On the one hand, the 25-year-old earns an annual salary of 20 million euros in London (and thus significantly more than any professional at Borussia) . On the other hand, you should in Dortmund according to the Sports picture not be completely convinced of Werner.
Change probability: 25%. As Haaland’s successor, Werner could find his top form from the Leipzig days at BVB, with deep runs he would crack many a Bundesliga defense. However, if he switched, he would have to accept significant financial losses – or pay Chelsea part of his salary.
Tikus has already worked successfully with Marco Rose at Gladbacher Borussia, and BVB is known to like to use the Lower Rhine. Thuram should be loud in the summer of 2022 Sports picture-Information has an exit clause of 45 million euros, which could possibly even be pushed down a little in view of the corona pandemic.
The lightning-fast Frenchman, still equipped with immense potential, knows the Bundesliga, suits Rose football and would not be too expensive in terms of salary either.
Change probability: 50%. Thuram is likely to leave Gladbach next summer. BVB would be the perfect next step in his career, and in Rose he has a supporter in the club. On paper he would be the logical successor to Haaland.