Erling Haaland and his plans for the future are not really letting go of BVB. As Hans-Joachim Watzke made clear before yesterday’s cup defeat against FC St. Pauli (1: 2), Haaland does not have to fear a deadline when making his decision about his future.
Borussia Dortmund is trying, at least in public, to give the impression that Erling Haaland is putting as little pressure as possible on his future plans. How the internal communication between Haaland, his advisor Mino Raiola and the BVB management looks like is of course a different matter.
Should Haaland turn his back on Westphalia, it would of course be an advantage for Dortmund to sign a successor as soon as possible. Because it is also clear that the transfer market is giving less quality with each passing week.
After the 5-1 win against SC Freiburg on Friday, Haaland made statements after the game that BVB would put pressure on him. Some media had reported that BVB was giving the superstar an ultimatum. Haaland had to make a decision by February, it was read.
According to managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, this is not the case. “Somewhere it said that BVB would give him an ultimatum by February. That’s total bullshit, of course. It’s not like there’s going to be an immediate change,” said the 62-year-old in the ARD before the cup game.
Watzke also added that there were no disagreements with Haaland – even after his controversial interview a few days ago.
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