Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland has joked that he does not think he is worth the 150 million pounds needed to get him this summer.
As first revealed in 90 minutes, Chelsea are preparing a huge bid worth up to £ 150 million to land the Norwegians this summer, despite Dortmund’s repeated insistence that they will not bid on their most valuable asset.
Chelsea are preparing a bid for Haaland / Matthias Hangst / Getty Images
Many fans have expressed concern about the real price tag, and now Haaland has it too.
“I had a little chat with him today, actually,” said Jesu van Eichmann of Sky Germany (via The Express). “He just walked by and asked me, ‘Hey, is there any news about me?’
“I said, ‘No, actually, no.’ Chelsea still at 150 million pounds. ‘And he smiled and said,’ No, I’m not worth it ‘. “
He followed it up shortly after with a new comment about his price tag and said: “I have not spoken to my adviser in a month. But I hope it’s just rumors. 175 million euros would be a lot of money for one person. “
In the same interview, Haaland admitted that he is not in a hurry to leave Dortmund, where he believes he can still build on last season’s DfB-Pokal triumph.
“First of all, I have three years left on my contract,” he said (via Sven Westerschulze). “I enjoy my time here. But of course the trophy was important because that’s what I want.”
Haaland does not press to leave / Matthias Hangst / Getty Images
It is seen as “unlikely” that Chelsea will end up in Haaland this summer, despite Roman Abramovich accepting a huge offer worth twice as much as Dortmund would receive next summer, when Haaland’s release clause becomes active.
If they fail to land their top goal, the Blues are interested in a whole host of top names, with Inter Romelu Lukaku and Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski both on the radar.