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BVB Looking to Extend Erling Haaland
Despite his injury, Erling Haaland is still one of the hottest transfer targets in Europe. Although there are seemingly dozens of potential suitors for Borussia Dortmund’s star striker, this hasn’t stopped BVB’s front office from trying to keep him around, perhaps longer than we Dortmund fans first expected.
Borussia Dortmund is working hard to keep Erling Haaland for another year. He is set to become the best-earning player of all time in the club's history. In January, it will also be decided whether Erling Haaland will change sponsors.— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) November 12, 2021
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The key here, as noted in the tweet above, is which sponsor Haaland chooses. His current contract with Nike expires at the end of the calendar year. If Haaland chooses Puma, which has a significant ownership stake in Borussia Dortmund, for his next deal, then he could stick around even longer than we first expected, thanks to Puma’s ability to subsidize his wages. If BVB do manage to extend him, not only would we enjoy his services for another year, but they could potentially get rid of that pesky release clause that is currently hanging over the club.
Liechtenstein Gets Southampton-d By Germany
The German National Team absolutely flattened Liechtenstein, 9-0. Poor Liechtenstein had it bad enough 11v11 against Germany, so it only made it even worse when one of their players gave Leon Goretzka a mouthful of studs in the penalty box:
Yeah... that’s a red. That was only in the 8th minute, so Liechtenstein had to play almost the entire 90 minutes down a man. Against a team like Germany, it’s unsurprising that they let in nine goals, making them officially the Southampton of the UEFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Adding to the onslaught with a goal was none other than BVB’s own Marco Reus, who pounced on a loose ball that was knocked into the air by Liechtenstein’s goalkeeper.
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Do you think BVB can manage to keep Erling Haaland another year?