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Haaland Dortmund departure talks ‘all bullsh*t’, says CEO Watzke

Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund
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A battle of bids amongst the European heavyweights is anticipated for the Norwegian when his release clause kicks in next summer.

Erling Haaland’s future has “not yet been decided” yet and the speculations suggesting he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season is “all bullsh*t”, insists club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs reportedly in the race to land Haaland, who has forged his reputation as one of the world’s most lethal finishers despite being just 21 years old.

The former Red Bull Salzburg star has a relatively economical release clause worth in the region of €75 million in his current contract, which runs until 2024, and it will come into effect in the coming summer, according to sources.

“It has not yet been decided whether it will really leave in the summer,” Watzke told Sport 1 of Haaland, who has scored 68 goals in just 67 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund.

“We’ll just have a look. I heard someone say: ‘They have to sell Haaland because they are listed on the stock exchange.’ This is all bullsh*t.

“The decision whether someone is sold at our company is made by the management and only by the management.”