Watzke: Haland stays

Watzke: Haland stays

The director general of Borussia Dortmund Hanz-Joachim Watzke commented on the situation around the forward Erling Haland.

Erling Haland joined the Black-and-Yellows last winter and immediately topped the team's domestic top scorers list. After injury, the Norwegian returned to the pitch and played in a match against Wolfsburg. Although the forward was not marked by effective actions, his statistics are still unattainable for most goal scorers.

The footballer has scored 17 goals and made three assists in the new season. In general, he scores a goal per hour of playing time on average and breaks away from his closest pursuers by this indicator. Not surprisingly, after moving from Salzburg for 60 million euros, the cost of the 20-year-old striker is already 100 million according to Transfermarkt.

Taking into account such a spurt of Haland, the CEO of Borussia Watzke hopes that the footballer will not leave in the near future, but will continue to lead the Black-and-Yellows to the top,

“I don't think he will leave. Erling and his agent Mino Raiola know what they have at this club. I can only advise him to keep working. Haland gave himself time to become an absolute world class player in Dortmund. You can't do it in a year,” Watzke said in an interview with Kicker.

Earlier, Haland himself stated that his greatest dream now is to achieve something with Borussia, and he will make efforts to do just that. The guy is already actively wooed to PSG, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Bayern see him as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski. But for the buildup, gaining experience and muscle growth, he needs to play at Borussia.

After Favre's resignation and before Rose's arrival, the Bumblebees will have a difficult time. They are in fourth place in the league and are eight points behind the first place. If here many issues have already been resolved and it will be an unbearable task to bypass Bayern, there is always an option to prove himself in the Champions League. Despite the fact that the Shakhtar got Sevilla and the path is not so difficult until the quarterfinals stage.