Despite the frequent rumors regarding Erling Haaland’s future, Borussia Dortmund never broke a sweat as their intentions were always clear.
Borussia Dortmund were never concerned by the constant rumors over Erling Haaland, says Sebastian Kehl.
Kehl, who will replace Michael Zorc as the club’s sporting director for the 2022/23 season, insists Dortmund made their intention to keep Haaland ‘very clear’ to the player, his father Alfe-Ing, and agent Mino Raiola.
But while the German club’s plans were known, it didn’t stop the speculation over Haaland’s future. Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Real Madrid were all tipped for moves.
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“There were a lot of rumors, a lot of discussions, but internally we were always clear with Erling, with his father, with Mino Raiola,” Kehl told Viaplay of a long-running transfer saga.
“For that reason, we were always very calm.
“He is here, you can see him, he’s very motivated and very engaged, and he wants to play a great season for Borussia Dortmund.”
With the summer break over, Haaland has begun the new season in style. The Norwegian has managed five goals and three assists in only two appearances in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal.
He also supplied two goals and three assists as Dortmund thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday.