Michael Zorc: Erling Haaland can leave Borussia Dortmund under certain conditions but we are determined to keep him

Erling Haaland. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)
Erling Haaland. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images) /

Michael Zorc has said that Erling Haaland can leave Borussia Dortmund if certain conditions are met, but the Black and Yellows will hold talks with the striker to convince him to stay.

Erling Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund future remains the subject of a lot of speculation, with several big clubs across Europe interested in signing him. Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, FC Barcelona and Paris St. Germain have all been linked with a move for the Norwegian international in recent months.

Michael Zorc has said that Haaland will be able to leave Borussia Dortmund if certain conditions are met, but the club’s aim remains to convince him to stay. The BVB sporting director added that they have no economical reason to sell the striker in the summer. In an interview with Sport1, Zorc said:

"“I like to stick to facts. The fact is that he has a contract with us. But it’s also a fact – and this is no secret – that he can leave the club under certain conditions.”“It’s clear that we want Erling to stay beyond the summer. And by the way, despite the pandemic, we have no economic need to sell him. That is also a fact. We’ll sit down together and see how the talks go.”"

Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund contract reportedly contains a release clause which will become active next summer. The exact transfer fee it would take to sign him is not yet known, with some reports claiming that the release clause is 75 million euros and others saying that it is closer to the 100 million euros mark.

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Haaland still has close to three years left on his Borussia Dortmund contract and he feels very comfortable at the club. The aim of the BVB bosses will certainly be to convince him to stay on for at least another season. But as Hans-Joachim Watzke stated earlier this week, they will find another solution if the 21 year old decides to leave in the summer.