Borussia Dortmund’s interim boss Edin Terzic unfazed by Mino Raiola and Alf-Inge’s grand European tour as they look to spark a bidding war for Erling Haaland, insisting ‘they’re grown-ups and can choose whatever they want’
- Erling Haaland, alongside Kylian Mbappe, is football’s hottest property right now
- Barcelona and Real Madrid are the Spanish clubs interested in his signature
- Man City, United, Chelsea and Liverpool are believed to also be in for Haaland
- Dortmund have a massive task on their hands to keep hold of their star man
Borussia Dortmund’s caretaker manager Edin Terzic has refused to be drawn into the furore surrounding the future of star striker Erling Haaland.
Haaland, along with Kylian Mbappe, is the hottest property in world football right now and has interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, while Premier League sides Man City, United, Liverpool and Chelsea are also believed to be in for his signature.
Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and the player’s father Alf-Inge were spotted in Spain last week negotiating with both Barca and Madrid, while reports also claim the pair will jet to England for talks with the Premier League’s elite sides in a move to spark a bidding war.
The future of Norwegian star Erling Haaland is set to dominate headlines for months to come
Dortmund boss Edin Terzic insists he is not fazed by all the talk surrounding Haaland’s future
Haaland, whose Dortmund side take on suitors City in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Etihad on Tuesday night, is the talk of the town but Terzic insists he remains unfazed by the grand European tour.
When quizzed on his striker’s future in his press conference ahead of the Etihad clash, Terzic replied: ‘It has no impact on me because I can’t stop Mino Raiola and Alfie Haaland from travelling.
‘It’s up to them, they’re grown-ups and they can choose whatever they want to do.
‘I just can have an impact on Erling and we are happy to have him in our team.
‘He’s been back with us since last Thursday, when he came back from the Norway national team.
Haaland, along with Kylian Mbappe, is set to dominate European football for years to come
‘The feeling we had from the start was that he was very happy to see us and we’re very happy to have him around.
‘He’s a lovely guy, his qualities are well known all over the world and we are proud and happy he’s part of our team.’
Dortmund are demanding £154million for their prized asset and recently called Raiola to remind him Haaland is not for sale this summer.
Speaking to Sky Germany last Thursday, the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc said: ‘I spoke to Raiola yesterday (Wednesday). We made our intention clear.
‘We plan for the long term with Erling. [Rumours] do not have to be dealt with at all. I can see him with us for a long time.’
Haaland’s dad Alf-Inge (left) and Mino Raiola were spotted heading for talks with Barcelona last Thursday
After meeting with Barcelona, the pair then reportedly held talks with rivals Real Madrid
Haaland and Mbappe have been widely tipped to dominate football for years to come and take the mantle off greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Haaland has continued his astonishing goal-scoring form this season, having netted a remarkable 33 goals in 32 games in all competitions so far for the Bundesliga outfit this term.
And the Norwegian superstar will be desperate to haunt suitors City on Tuesday in the first-leg of the Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad.
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