Borussia Dortmund to repeat Lewandowski stance with Haaland as Watzke rules out summer sale |


The Bundesliga giants haven’t any intention of parting with a prolific frontman and have proven up to now that they’ll resist curiosity from afar

Borussia Dortmund can be adopting the identical stance with Erling Haaland that they as soon as took with Robert Lewandowski, with Hans-Joachim Watzke ruling out a summer time sale.

Curiosity in a prolific Norwegian frontman is constructing forward of the following switch window, with the likes of Actual Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester Metropolis all stated to be eager.

Dortmund do, nonetheless, boast historical past in the case of keeping off curiosity in prime abilities – having ignored advances for the likes of Lewandowski and Jadon Sancho up to now – and won’t be entertaining provides for a prized asset.

What has been stated?

Dortmund CEO Watzke has instructed Sport1 after seeing Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, counsel {that a} deal might quickly be executed: “I’ve recognized Mino for a very long time and get alongside effectively with him. 

“You need to settle for his idiosyncrasies. However he additionally is aware of the idiosyncrasies of Borussia Dortmund. 

“He can provide a brand new interview on daily basis for all I care. It’s no downside for us. Erling Haaland will stay a BVB participant subsequent yr.”

Do Dortmund must promote?

Champions League soccer for 2021-22 is but to be secured by BVB, with a standing outdoors of the Bundesliga’s top-four being stuffed at current.

Lacking out on elite European competitors would make life troublesome for Dortmund and their bid to maintain key males in a squad about to be inherited by Marco Rose.

Watzke, although, stays satisfied that Haaland is totally dedicated to the trigger.

The gifted 20-year-old has hit 37 objectives this season, however Lewandowski was prevented from heading by the exits after establishing the same repute and historical past is about to repeat itself.

Watzke added on Haaland, who cheered his team-mates to victory over Holstein Kiel within the DFB-Pokal semi-finals on Saturday: “He’s not letting something get to him and he’s going full throttle. 

“The best way he was cheering alongside within the stands reveals how a lot he identifies along with his crew.

“There was additionally a battle of curiosity with Robert Lewandowski again then. We stood agency and Robert accepted that. Within the following season, he grew to become the highest scorer. I believe Erling can do the identical.”

Lewandowski spent 4 seasons with Dortmund between 2010 and 2014 earlier than finally leaving as a free agent to hyperlink up with home rivals Bayern Munich.

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