There is a “big chance” Erling Haaland will leave Borussia Dortmund next summer, with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City all interested, the striker’s agent Mino Raiola has said.
The prolific forward has scored 74 goals in 72 games for Dortmund since joining the club in January 2020. Haaland reportedly has a £64m release clause in his contract this summer and has previously attracted interest from City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
The 21-year-old’s representatives held talks with Europe’s top clubs last year and the battle to sign the Norway international is set to intensify once the summer transfer window opens.
“Haaland can and will take the next step,” Raiola told Reporters. “Bayern, Real, Barcelona, City — these are the big clubs he can join. When we moved to Dortmund, we all knew that this step would come.
“Maybe this summer, maybe the summer after. But there is a big chance that Erling will leave this summer, We all knew when we moved to Dortmund that this step would come.” Haaland has scored 11 Bundesliga goals in an injury-hit campaign for Dortmund this season. He also scored three times in the Champions League, although Dortmund were knocked out of the group stages and have dropped down to the Europa League.
The Italian agent said: “We will tell BVB [Borussia Dortmund] what our idea is and BVB will tell us their ideas. But no decision will be made in the winter.
“He is someone who wants to develop, who is looking for new challenges. And of course it’s also a question of the alternative. You only change if you have a better alternative.”
Asked whether Haaland has a release clause between £55m and £77m, Raiola responded: “Whatever is in a contract is in a contract. That remains between me and the player.
The striker joined the Dortmund from RB Salzburg midway through the 2019-20 season.