Borussia Dortmund: Mino Raiola rules out summer exit for Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola does not think that the highly rated striker will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Haaland has made an incredible start to life at Borussia Dortmund since his January move from RB Salzburg for 20 million euros. The 19 year old has already found the net 12 times in just 11 appearances in all competitions for the Black and Yellows.

His performances have led to some rumours claiming that he could leave Borussia Dortmund as early as this summer, with clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United said to be interested in signing him.

But Mino Raiola, who represents Erling Haaland, has shut down those rumours, claiming that the striker will stay at Borussia Dortmund for “as long as it is necessary”.

In an interview with Marca, Raiola said:

“He still needs to develop a lot and he will stay in Dortmund as long as necessary. When he left Salzburg, I thought it was not the right time, now I don’t think he will leave Dortmund this summer.”

Raiola also spoke about Haaland’s quick development, and said that he is himself surprised by how the striker has taken the German Bundesliga by storm.

“He is a jewel, a very important player and it’s a pleasure to see how he grows with every game. Nobody thought he would settle in the German Bundesliga so early, it’s not easy to go from Austria to Germany, but for him it was not a problem.”

Haaland signed a four and a half year contract with Borussia Dortmund after joining from RB Salzburg, and his deal does not expire until the end of the 2023/24 season. The Norwegian international is said to have a release clause in his contract, but that does not come into effect until 2022.

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And looking at how happy he looks every time he steps on the pitch in front of the yellow wall, and how he celebrates not only his, but also his teammates’ goals, don’t be surprised if Haaland ends up staying with Borussia Dortmund for many years to come.

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