Ever since he rose to stardom with an impressive goalscoring streak at Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland has become one of the most coveted strikers in the world. The Norwegian sensation caught the attention of the most powerful European teams after delivering outstanding performances in the Bundesliga and Champions League. Dortmund, aware of other clubs' interest in their star, have reportedly set an astonishing price tag for him.
Haaland, 20, has a bright future ahead of him and already proved his worth with fascinating stats in Borussia. Last season, he has been on target 27 times in 28 league games while he has been the UCL top scorer with ten goals in eight appearances.
There's no doubt he became one of the greatest center-forwards on the planet and most probably will be the sport's main superstar for the next decade, and Dortmund will probably have a tough job on trying to retain him. However, they would be making an important step to avoid his exit this summer.
Dortmund's inaccessible demands to sell Haaland
He may have not made the headlines when he was transferred from RB Salzburg to the Bundesliga side, but his immediate impact with the Germans quickly hogged the spotlight from the soccer world. Sixteen months later, Haaland is the most sought-after player for the summer transfer window.
However, Borussia Dortmund aren't willing to release him easily and they would demand €200 million, according to As. Such price tag speaks a lot about the team's intentions to stick to their main star for at least another year, and they have plenty of reasons to do so.
Interested teams that would have to consider other alternatives
Haaland became the dream target for the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Chelsea. However, if attempting a big transfer was difficult enough for any of them under the pandemic situation, even more so after knowing Dortmund's demands.
Even though the €200 million price tag seems to throw away any intentions of bringing him in, not all of these sides would drop out of the race to sign him. Haaland is believed to be eager of wearing Los Blancos shirt someday, and they will probably take advantage of that at some point, although this summer wouldn't be that moment.
The Spanish giants' main target seems to be Kylian Mbappé right now, but if they fail to land him, they would inquire about the Norweigan striker trying to get him for a more reasonable price. Haaland is under contract with Dortmund until 2024 but a clause in his deal would enable him to leave for a much lower fee next season, according to reports. It's uncertain what will happen with him this summer, but it seems that Dortmund have already decided to retain Haaland for at least another year.