Norwegian and Borussia Dortmund’s prolific finisher Erling Haaland could leave the 5-time Bundesliga Champions in January, with his £64 million release clause potentially being moved forward from the summer. While his release clause was reported by several media outlets to become active next summer, surprisingly enough, that may not be the case anymore. Erling Haaland is a player in high demand, and Borussia Dortmund may have to be prepared to lose him. This is may happen only a few months after selling Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.
Erling Haaland Key Stats
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland is one of those lethal strikers in front of goal. Any club would want to have him. Since his move to the Bundesliga side in January 2020 for a fee of €20 from Austrian Bundesliga Red Bull Salzburg, Erling Haaland has been under plenty of transfer speculation. But why, you may ask?
Haaland’s key stats and figures speak for themselves. Since his move to the Signal Iduna Park, the Norwegian has managed to score 38 goals in 40 matches. This was after his impressive stint in Austria while playing for Red Bull Salzburg that saw the striker bagging 29 goals in 27 appearances in the Austrian Bundesliga. With such stats and so much more, many clubs are poised to fight for his signature come January 2022.
Erling Haaland Summer Transfer Odds
A number of clubs, mostly those in Europe are long time admirers of Erling Haaland. But where will the striker be playing in January 2022 should he choose to switch boots? A good number of oddsmakers believe that Erling Haaland will seek a move away from BVB and there are high chances that he will feature in the EPL.
Haaland is priced at 4/1 to move to Manchester City. With the departure of Sergio Aguero and their inability to sign Totenham’s Harry Kane in the previous transfer window, many believe that City will get active in January 2022 and price Haaland away from Signal Iduna Park. However, the Citizens will face a tough competition from Manchester United who are priced at 6/1.
Many believe that United have close connections with the Dortmund player, as United manager Solskjaer managed Haaland at Norwegian side Molde. If you ask us, City’s the way to go, so place your bet on the 4/1 potential move and you might be counting your money next summer.
Chelsea FC: Another Possible Destination for Haaland
Chelsea FC are other long-term admirers of Erling Haaland. His phenomenal form – totaling 70 goals for in 69 games for the Yellow Submarine across all competitions up to date – is a suggestion that Haaland won’t struggle in whichever club he chooses to join.
Chelsea’s manager Thomas Tuchel is known to be an admirer of the Norwegia. Just recently, he was stated saying that he would relish Haand’s partnership with Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge. Even though Tuchel later downplayed his statement as joke, we all know that Chelsea FC and Thomas Tuchel in particular won’t ignore an open chance of having the services of Haaland.
Fabrizio Romano: Haaland Hasn’t Agreed on any Move Yet
Even though Erling Haaland is poised for a move away from Borussia Dortmund in January 2022, the player himself has no deal in principle to join any other club. According to Fabrizio Romano, the most trusted journalist among football fans in the world, Haaland hasn’t agreed to join any other club amid a number of interested clubs in Europe. While he now remains sidelined over injury, nobody is 100% certain as to whether this could be Haaland’s last season at BVB.
Haaland’s Wage Demands? A Discouragement to Some Potential Suitors?
According to some reports, should Haaland leave BVB, then he will demand wages of at least £30 million-a-year. To some, that’s a huge wage bill that they may not be able to meet, especially at this time when clubs are struggling to reduce their wage bills. In terms of potential suitors that may try to battle out the Leeds-born striker, the usual names include Man United, Chelsea, Man City, Real Madrid, or Barcelona.
The Etihad: Haaland’s Probable Destination
It all appears that Haaland will bid goodbye to Signal Iduna Park come January 2022. While there are several potential suitors out there, many predict that he will end up at the Etihad Stadium at Manchester City.
Manchester City have been using false 9 strikers for the better part of their 2021/22 campaign, and they will do anything to seek the services of Erling Haaland, especially after missing the services of Harry Kane.