Borussia Dortmund wants to keep its superstar striker Erling Haaland another season before he departs for more lucrative pastures and is prepared to double his current salary, per a new report by SportBild (paywalled).
The recently crowned 2020/21 Champions League “Forward of the Season” (UEFA), Haaland currently has a contract through 2024, but that includes a release clause that becomes active next summer: then Dortmund’s world-class striker can be had for the trifling sum of €75 million and up to €90 million, including bonuses. (Sport1 puts it at €85 million.)
To prevent Haaland’s imminent departure, BVB is prepared to raise his salary to a whopping €15 million per year. That is even more than the €13 million reported by Sport1 just days ago.
At a stroke, should he agree to the terms, Haaland would become one of Borussia Dortmund’s highest-paid players, if not the highest. He currently earns roughly €8 million per year. Concrete negotiations between Haaland and the club, however, have not yet taken place.
Real Madrid is widely regarded as the club most likely to pursue Haaland—in addition to Kylian Mbappé, who seems destined to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer next summer.