Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzk Insists Erling Haaland Will Stay at the Club Next Season

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Dortmund are confident Haaland will stay at the club next season
Dortmund are confident Haaland will stay at the club next season / RONNY HARTMANN/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzk is confident Erling Haaland will remain at the club next season, amid rumours that link the Norwegian youngster with a move away from the Bundesliga side.

Haaland has already emerged as one of the best strikers in the world, and has already scored 37 goals and assisted 11 others across all competitions for Dortmund this season.

As a result of his impressive performance, combined with his potential, he has attracted transfer interest from a number of top European clubs, with Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United all keen on signing the 20-year-old.

But, despite their transfer interest on Haaland, Dortmund are hopeful the former RB Salzburg striker will stay with them beyond this season.

"I have the clear expectation that Erling Haaland will play for us next year," Watzke told Sport Bild [via ESPN]. "And I don't waste any thoughts on anything else."

When asked whether a phone call from Barcelona or Real Madrid could change the situation, Watzke said he thinks the Spanish clubs are aware of the contract situation and Dortmund's stance on the matter.

He said: "I think they know about the contract situation and our stance there as well.

"I am just totally relaxed. Nobody believed us with Jadon Sancho last summer until deadline day, and he's still with us today."