Tensions are rising between Erling Holland and Borussia Dortmund and the star striker has accused his Bundesliga club of pressuring him to decide his future.
The 21-year-old has a Dortmund contract until 2024, but the release clause could see the Norwegian leave for around 80 million euros ($ 91 million) at the end of this season.
“Over the last six months, I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Dortmund, but now the club has begun to press me,” said the Norwegian broadcaster viaplane after Holland scored twice in Friday’s 5-1 win over Freiburg.
“I just want to play football, but they force me to make decisions about my future, so that means I have to make a decision soon.” It’s time to dump her and move on. “
Haaland is now reluctant to decide his future with Dortmund facing crucial games in quick succession.
“I just want to play football, but I can’t do that anymore,” added Holland, who was clearly angry.
For weeks, his agent Mino Raiola has been hinting that top clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City are chasing Hollande’s signature.
Dortmund have made it clear they want to know where they stand, and the club’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, is shocked by Holland’s aggression.
“We’re not putting Earling under pressure at all,” Watkas told Funk Media Group.
“Neither negotiations nor dates have been confirmed for the time being, so I don’t understand.”
Watzk says the club “can’t wait until May” when the season ends “and Holland will realize that. As a professional, he has to understand that you are talking about the future at some point.
“Earling is a spontaneous person and is still a young boy. He is allowed to do that, that’s not a problem,” Watzk added, stressing that he has a “top relationship” with Holland.
However, the Dortmund boss feels Holland should have “a little understanding of our situation”.