Man Utd in pole position to sign Bundesliga in-form forward

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed that the Bundesliga giants will struggle to keep hold of striker Erling Braut Haaland who has been rumoured with a switch to Man Utd and Chelsea.

The 21-year-old forward is one of the world’s most sought-after, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid said to be keeping tabs on his situation.

In the summer of 2022, a release clause between £64m (€75m) and £85.5m (€100m) will become active in Norway international forwad’s contract, a figure that several of Europe’s elite clubs are prepared to pay.

With this in mind, Watzke thinks that Dortmund may find it tough to keep hold of their star man, though the team will try their hardest to fend off any potential interest.

“Of course it will be difficult. I am not saying, however, that it is completely out of the question. We’ll do everything we can to keep our top players loyal to us in the future,” Watzke told German news outlet Welt am Sonntag.

Watzke has also assured Dortmund supporters that the club will “find a new top striker again” if the Norwegian is sold in the near future.

Haaland’s strong start to the new season continued last weekend, as he has scored a brace in Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Union Berlin, taking his goals tally across all competitions to 11 in eight games.