Erling Haaland is more suited to playing in Spain than England claims Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke as he discusses Real Madrid’s interest in the striker
- Hans-Joachim Watzke claims Erling Haaland is more suited to playing in Spain
- Haaland has been linked with a host of clubs, including several in England
- Borussia Dortmund are determined to retain the services of the prolific forward
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes that Erling Haaland would be more suited to playing in Spain than England in the future.
The 21-year-old is one of the most sought after players in world football and has been linked with a host of clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Watzke is determined for Haaland to stay at Dortmund for as long as possible but suggested that the striker’s long-term future could lie in Spain.
Hans-Joachim Watzke believes Erling Haaland is more suited to playing in Spain than England
Real are eager to secure a deal for Haaland, with Watzke acknowledging their interest.
Watzke told BILD: ‘I know that all European top clubs want him especially Real Madrid. The big interest of Real is confirmed. I think someday the Spanish league would fit better to him than the English. In general we’re hoping he stays.’
Haaland boasts a hugely impressive record of 76 goals in 75 appearances for Dortmund since he joined from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
Dortmund CEO Watzke acknowledged Real Madrid’s interest but is eager to keep Haaland
Haaland is highly sought after having scored 76 goals in 75 games for Dortmund
Next summer Haaland’s release clause of £64million comes into effect, which could lead to him departing Dortmund.
With his combination of pace, strength and technique, Haaland is extremely difficult to defend against and it would be intriguing to see how he would fare in the Premier League.
However, the possibility of playing in LaLiga could also be intriguing for Haaland as he looks to push on even further.
There is also a chance that Haaland could remain in Germany, with BILD recently reporting that Bayern Munich could sell Robert Lewandowski in order to fund a bid for the prolific youngster.
Lewandowski’s future at Bayern is uncertain, with his contract set to expire in 2023 and the club reportedly hesitant to extend his deal.