Borussia Dortmund React to Erling Haaland's Transfer Meetings With Barcelona And Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund have no intention of selling Erling Haaland amid their prized asset holding transfer meetings with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Haaland's representatives in the shape of his father, Alfie, and agent, Mino Raiola, held talks with Barcelona president Joan Laporta then held further talks with Real Madrid.
But it appears Haaland moving away from Germany is off the cards.
Well, that's according to Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke who says they plan to keep the 20-year-old phenom for next season.
He said: "We do not have a parallel plan. We will discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola.
"We also want him to be happy to stay with us, to score goals for BVB next year with conviction. There is no alternative plan."
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However, the same cannot be said about the club's other star man; Jadon Sancho.
Watzke says they could be open to selling the England winger if they receive an "exceptional offer" in the summer.
He added: "I'm not getting involved in probabilities, it's no good. Jadon Sancho has been with us much longer than Erling Haaland. We'll have to speak to Jadon too.
"If there is an exceptional offer we will discuss it with the player and the agent, as always.
"Nonetheless, I am very sure that the transfer market will only run to a very limited extent this summer.
"Especially at the really big clubs you can see what kind of wounds coronavirus has inflicted, and they are not small ones that heal within two weeks."
Borussia Dortmund CEO Watzke to Dazn: "We will talk to Haaland. We want him to be happy to stay at BVB next year. There is no alternative plan.- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 5, 2021
We'll have to speak to Sancho too. If there's an exceptional offer, we will discuss it with the player & agent as always". @BVBBuzz
Of course, Sancho was courted by Manchester United last summer with the Premier League giants also thought to be interested in signing Haaland, too.
Manchester City and the aforementioned Spanish giants are monitoring his situation closely ahead of making a move for the Norway international at the end of the season.
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