According to El Chiringuito TV, Real Madrid have ruled out signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. According to Los Blancos, the Norwegian is expected to join the Premier League in the summer.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January of last year, Haaland has been in blistering form. In 69 appearances for the Bundesliga giants, the 21-year-old has scored 70 goals and provided 19 assists. The Norwegian’s performances for Borussia Dortmund have piqued the interest of some of the world’s most influential clubs. Real Madrid, a La Liga giant, is interested in Haaland, who also has admirers in the Premier League.
Haaland’s contract with Borussia Dortmund is set to expire in three years. However, the striker is expected to leave the German club at the end of the season, as a €75 million release clause is set to take effect next summer. The former Red Bull Salzburg forward has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. According to reports, Los Blancos have now ruled out signing Haaland.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side believes Haaland will join them in the Premier League next summer. As a result, Real Madrid appears to have abandoned their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund striker. It remains to be seen whether Real Madrid will rekindle their interest in the striker, who is expected to be the center of a transfer battle next summer.
The Norwegian has piqued the interest of several English clubs. Real Madrid is confident that Erling Haaland will join the Premier League at the end of the season. Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, is interested in Haaland. Manchester United, their derby rivals, are also said to be fans of the Norwegian international.
Chelsea was heavily linked with a move for Haaland in the offseason before the 2021-22 season. Instead, they signed Romelu Lukaku from Serie A champions Inter Milan. Liverpool was briefly linked with a move for Haaland. However, there are no indications that the Reds are willing to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid in the transfer market.
While the European giants compete for Haaland’s services, there are reports that Borussia Dortmund is determined to sign him to a new contract. The Germans, on the other hand, may struggle to keep him.