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Borussia Dortmund CEO admits the club cannot keep up financially should Manchester City come for Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that the German outfit will not be able to keep up with Manchester City financially should the English giants make a move for Erling Haaland.

In a recent interview with Bild (h/t Fabrizio Romano), the 62-year-old said:

“Erling Haaland? We still know nothing from the player’s side but we know that we won’t be able to keep up financially if Manchester City comes. It already happened with Lewandowski to Bayern and Aubameyang to Arsenal.”

Haaland is a man in high demand all around Europe due to his goal-scoring exploits since joining Dortmund for whom he has scored 80 times in 82 appearances across all competitions, including 23 goals in as many outings this term.

The 21-year-old has a release clause of 75 million euros and is widely expected to leave the Signal Iduna Park this summer with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City all linked with a move.

As pointed out by Watzke, BVB have lost star players such as Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the past due to a lack of financial muscle compared to their rivals and Haaland looks set to become the latest big-name exit.

Having failed to score in his last three games leading up to the international break, the ex-Molde man has been back among the goals with three strikes in two friendlies for Norway.

Dortmund will be glad to see their marksman firing again they and Haaland attempt to make up a six-point gap from Bayern Munich in the race for the Bundesliga title.


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