Erling Haaland's Borussia Dortmund Release Clause Will Be Activated in 2022 for €75m

By Amreen
Earling Haaland's Dortmund release clause will become active in 2022
Earling Haaland's Dortmund release clause will become active in 2022 / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Erling Haaland reportedly has a release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract which will become active in the summer of 2022 for €75m, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Haaland has developed into one of the best attackers on the planet following his breakthrough season last year. He signed for Dortmund in January 2020, and his impressive performances have already linked him with big-money moves to Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Juventus.

Romano has revealed details about Haaland's alleged release clause on his 'Here We Go' podcast which will enable the Bundesliga giants to reject offers for the 20-year-old next year.

In recent years, Dortmund have avoided putting release clauses in the contracts of their players as they have been forced to part ways with some of their most influential names when those fees have been met in the past.

Nuri Sahin's €10m move to ​Real Madrid in 2011 was the first example, but the most painful was Mario Gotze's €37m switch to archrivals ​Bayern Munich in 2013. That was the final straw for Dortmund, who made a point out of steering clear of release clauses going forward.

However, they had to agree to include a release clause with the player's agent - the infamous Mino Raiola - adamant that a transfer 'would not have been possible otherwise'. Speaking to the Deutschen Presse-Agentur in the past, sporting director Michael Zorc refused to be drawn on the clause, but insisted that Haaland will be a Dortmund player for years to come.

"We never comment on contract details," he said. "Assume that he will play football with us for a lengthy period of time."