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The Daily Bee (April 2nd, 2021): Michael Zorc “Relaxed” About Erling Haaland, and More Injury Updates

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BVB’s sporting director isn’t troubled by the super agent’s recent efforts to stir the pot.

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With yesterday’s news that Alf-Inge Haaland and Mino Raiola were jet-setting around Spain, attempting to sell Erling Haaland’s services to the highest Spanish bidder, you could be forgiven for feeling some concern regarding Haaland’s immediate future with the club. Even though you might be worried, according to Ruhr Nachrichten, Michael Zorc isn’t worried at all. Mino Raiola is famous for his outlandish negotiating tactics, and these high-profile flights between major Spanish cities (that just so happened to have been broadcast to every major outlet on the planet) seem perfectly designed to stir up media attention around Haaland, maybe even start a bidding war. A high transfer fee means a high agent fee, and how else can Mino be expected to finance his next pair of designer sunglasses?

When asked about Raiola and Haaland’s trips, Zorc was pretty dismissive, replying, “If the two of them want to soak up some sun and behave in a Corona-compliant manner, everything is fine.”

While there’s no guarantee that Haaland will stay until next season, it’s highly likely that if he does, the transfer fee will be absolutely massive. A few days ago, ESPN reported that Borussia Dortmund’s target value for Erling Haaland is €180 million, and that the club won’t sell him for any price this season. While this may not be true,

Borussia Dortmund Injury Updates

If you were worried that Youssoufa Moukoko wouldn’t fit in well with the rest of the squad, you can worry no longer, because he’s BVB material through and through. According to Ruhr Nachrichten, Youssoufa Moukoko has suffered a foot injury with the German U-21s, and will potentially miss the rest of the season.

Meanwhile, Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus, and Mateu Morey have returned to training and could be ready to play on Saturday.

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Turn Haaland and Raiola’s trip to spain into a road comedy plot. The more unoriginal and clichéd, the better.