The responsible person at Borussia Dortmund around Hans-Joachim Watzke beckons a tricky transfer summer. Finally, the black-yellow is threatened with the departure of Goal Schäger Erling Haaland. According to the BVB managing director, the poker is not a decision in the poker around the Norwegian.
“We do not know about player side something concrete nor anyone has come to us,” Tatzke revealed in the interview with the “Goal Schäger Image”. The fact that the most recently reported on a crazy package of Manchester City, which is to be difficult for a transfer fee, player content and fees 355 million euros, leaves the BVB boss cold.
“I’ve gotten away from judging media rumors. Otherwise my day would have to have 36 hours,” Watzke said. At the same time, the Dortmundern is aware that “we can not compete financially if Manchester City comes”.
In any case, Watzke looks like the threat of Haalands: “We have experienced that a few times: We lost Lewandowski 2014 to Bayern and Aubameyang 2018 at Arsenal. But we honestly created a new star.”
The BVB official continues: “When Haaland goes, we will find a new talent again and develop the star. And also the Bundesliga then good.”
As a potential successor, Borussia Karim Adeyemi should have identified RB Salzburg. Watzke did not want the alleged interest in the 20-year-old attacker. “Again, I confirm no transfer rumors,” said the 62-year-old.
Watzke wants to hold stars in the Bundesliga
Meanwhile, Watzke is not only active as a BVB managing director, but also as a DFL Supervisory Board, DFB Vice President and member of the Executive Board of Europe’s Club Association ECA.
So that the Bundesliga will not lose the connection to the Premier League in the coming years, it is important to keep the “stars we still have to hold”.
“We have in Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland two absolute world stars, which are all the other overshoots – even manuel new or Thomas Müller – and abroad are the hippest,” Watzke looked at the attractiveness of the league. If these players “go away at some point,” it becomes even more difficult for the DFL managers regarding foreign marketing, Watzke is safe.