As the best young striker in the world, Erling Haaland will receive almost nonstop attention over the next year as clubs across Europe jockey to sign him. His rumored release clause, set at €75 million, would be an absolute steal, and any club with the money to afford it would be stupid to not at least make an offer. Barring a contract extension that removes the release clause, there’s no chance that Borussia Dortmund will receive a transfer fee equal to his true market value.
However, according to Sport 1, there’s a chance that this fee could rise higher. According to the article, the release clause can rise as high as €90 million, depending on several unconfirmed factors, most likely a combination of club and individual achievements. While €90 million would still be a steal for Haaland, it is regardless slightly closer to a fair value, and the additional €15 million is nothing to scoff at.
In terms of Haaland’s potential destination, rumors have emerged in Marca that Real Madrid would be interested in his services. Whether or not they actually pursue Haaland would depend on the price, his wages, and whether or not Kylian Mbappe chooses to leave Paris Saint-Germain. There have been (unsubstantiated) rumors that Mbappe is unhappy with having to share the big stage with Lionel Messi and that he may want to leave Paris for Madrid. Should these rumors prove untrue and Mbappe chooses to stay in France, then Haaland would seem like a natural backup plan.
No matter where Haaland ends up, BVB should look to take advantage of every moment that he’s dressed in black and yellow, and should squeeze every penny out of his potential sale.