If Real Madrid and fellow clubs are interested in making a transfer for Erling Haaland this summer or beyond; it will not come at a cheap price as Borussia Dortmund has reportedly set Haaland’s transfer fee at €180 million, according to ESPN.
The report says that Dortmund is employing a “hardline tactic” in transfer approaches for Haaland this summer. Similar to Jadon Sancho talks last summer, Dortmund is reportedly not willing to negotiation down. The club is reportedly hoping the high valuation keeps the Norwegian at the club for another season.
If true this is certainly a very high price, but not a totally shocking one as Haaland is taking the world by storm. He is both one of the top young strikers and scorers in world football right now. He has scored 21 goals in 21 Bundesliga matches and 10 goals in 6 matches this season.
Dortmund would certainly be seeing a huge profit off of Haaland as they only reportedly paid around €20 million to acquire him from Red Bull Salzburg. But, according to this report, they aren’t so sure of letting him go just yet.
Real Madrid is one of the clubs reportedly interested in acquiring Haaland, no surprise there. There’s been so many reports surrounding Real’s transfer plans this summer that there’s no clear sign of what they will be doing.
If the reported transfer fee is true, at least for the upcoming transfer window, there’s a lot of money that’s going to have to be put aside for one player. There’s always the reports that Real wants to move for Kylian Mbappe as well, who’s price tag could be similar or even higher.
We’ll have to keep tabs on how Haaland’s transfer saga plays out. It’s certainly going to be interesting to see which clubs are in pursuit and who will come the closest to meeting the transfer fee this summer.