Borussia Dortmund have set their asking price for Erling Haaland as the player’s agent continues his tour of Europe’s leading clubs for talks.
Haaland is the most in-demand player in world football at present with each of Europe’s elite interested in his signature this summer, the forward having made a spectacular impact at the highest level since bursting onto the scene with Red Bull Salzburg.
The Norway international has scored 49 goals in just 49 appearances since signing for Borussia Dortmund in January 2020, with the Bundesliga side braced for huge interest in his services this summer.
According to the Telegraph, Dortmund have placed a valuation of £128m on the Norway international whose representatives have been in Spain this week for discussions with both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Agent Mino Raiola and the player’s father, Alf-Inge, have held talks with the La Liga duo over a potential move, whilst there remains Premier League interest in his services with both Manchester City and Chelsea interested in centre-forward additions.
Interest from Manchester City is particularly of interest following the announcement of Sergio Aguero’s departure at the end of the season, whilst Pep Guardiola’s side will also face Haaland and Dortmund in the Champions League’s quarter-finals next week.
Haaland’s arrival would almost double the club’s current transfer record, though the forward is viewed as a generational talent and could spend more than a decade leading the line at the Etihad.
Haaland has a release clause of €75m in his contract that will become active next summer, though Dortmund are prepared to allow him to leave earlier for a much greater fee, given the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and threat of the Bundesliga side missing out on Champions League qualification.
Author: Harry Diamond