Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Admits Erling Haaland is Unlikely to Stay at Bundesliga Beyond 21/22 Season

Ali Shibil Roshan
Haaland could be on the move next summer
Haaland could be on the move next summer / Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is unlikely to stay at Bundesliga beyond the end of the 2021/22 season.

Haaland has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in world football, and has attracted transfer interest from a number of top European clubs. The 21-year-old, who was linked with several clubs this summer, could be on the move in 2022, but Rummenigge has admitted his former employers are unlikely to be the one landing the Norwegian international.

"He has become an absolute figurehead in the league," Rummenigge told Sport Bild [via Goal].

"But I'm afraid he won't be staying in the Bundesliga. The numbers that are circulating show that it's difficult to keep him in Germany. I assume that his future lies abroad."

Haaland, who has a contract until 2024 at Dortmund, has already hit the ground running in the 21/22 season, with the striker having already scored 6 goals and bagged 3 assists in five appearances so far for the German outfit.

Haaland has a reported €75m release clause in his contract which will come into effect in the summer of 2022, and Europe's elite will almost certainly try to acquire the services of the striker at the end of the ongoing season.