Michael Zorc addresses £100 million Chelsea rumours regarding 33-goal-machine that cant stop scoring
Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc has dismissed the ongoing transfer rumours surrounding Chelsea-linked striker Erling Haaland.
The 20-year-old has hit a staggering 33 goals in his first 31 outings for BVB across all competitions, and he is now considered to be one of the most deadly strikers in the game, and certainly in the Bundesliga.
Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United along with the likes of Real Madrid, are reportedly ready to pay the big money to try and secure a deal at the end of the season, with reports suggesting that it could cost one of the clubs close to £100 million to nail down his services.
However, Zorc is paying no attention to the speculation surrounding the ex-Salzburg star’s future, as he told a press conference on BILD: “We plan for the long term with Erling. [Rumours] do not have to be dealt with at all.
“I will see him with us for a long time.”
Asked if it is important to carefully manage the weight of expectation on Haaland’s shoulders at this stage of his career, the Dortmund chief responded: “You don’t have to ground him at all.
“He exudes such a positive dynamic. Why should we slow it down now?
“He is leading the way, that is very good for us. I do not believe in artificially slowing positive developments.”
Haaland is certainly a player that will not stay at Dortmund too long and when the right amount of money arrives, they have proven in the past that any player is not bigger than the club.
Chelsea do not really need to add another striker to the squad as they already have some of the most exciting in Europe, but adding this man to the side would mean even more goals and would also help the fast wingers they already have at the club.
He will make a move to a big club in the future, it just depends on which one he wants to join.