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Borussia Dortmund Director Michael Zorc Dismisses Mino Raiola's Claims Over Erling Haaland's Future

By Amreen
Michael Zorc insists that Erling Haaland will remain with Dortmund
Michael Zorc insists that Erling Haaland will remain with Dortmund / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has insisted he disagrees with Mino Raiola's comments that as many as 10 clubs would be interested in signing Erling Haaland if he leaves the club.

Raiola has been talking up Haaland this week, claiming that only 10 clubs in the world can afford to sign him, with four possible destinations in the Premier League. And Zorc admitted he has no problem with Raiola speaking about the 20-year-old's future, but believes the agent was being too optimistic with his assertion.

Zorc told reporters: "It is clear that Erling Haaland can't and won't pick just any club after his time at Dortmund. I can't even pick out 10 possible clubs. So, there is no dissent. It was a normal statement he [Raiola] has to give from time to time.

"We are happy to have Erling here with us and that he has scored in the last games and proven his value for us. I can only say that we will continue to plan with him and I don't think he is uncomfortable here in Dortmund."

Haaland has made a name for himself in Europe, and several clubs, including Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United have been linked with him. He is contracted to the Bundesliga giants until 2024, and Zorc added he isn't concerned about the possibility that Dortmund might have to sell Haaland if they don't qualify for the Champions League next season.

"We expect that in the end we will achieve our goal of qualifying for the Champions League," he added. "I have no doubt about this and whatever happened, Erling would continue with us.”