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The Daily Bee (January 29th, 2019): Haaland reportedly has a release clause

Have BVB broken their “no clause”-rule for the striker?

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There have been rumors ever since Erling Haaland’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund has been announced and while we don’t have an official confirmation it looks increasingly likely that the striker does indeed have a release clause in his contract. Sport Bild claim Haaland could leave BVB for 75€ million, however the clause is not yet active this summer.

It seems BVB have broken their “no release clause”-rule for Haaland which quite frankly in this case can be understandable, especially considering his first two games for BVB. A release clause is not ideal but there are also rumors that it could be higher than the 75€ million mentioned here and that it would only start in 2022. Haaland won’t stay in Dortmund for the rest of his career that is almost certain but he’s here for now and surely also for next season so the club should just make the most out of the time with a reliable striker.

Yesterday it looked like everything would fall into place, Rodrigo would join Barcelona which would free up a spot at Valencia for Paco Alcacer and in turn allow Borussia Dortmund to sign Emre Can.

A day later everything has changed. Marca claims Rodrigo’s transfer to Barcelona has fallen through which means Alacacer will have to find a new club. If Dortmund will be able to sign Can now remains unclear.

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