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Erling Haaland wants to focus on his football ahead of crucial summer transfer window

With the closure of one transfer window, attention immediately turns towards the next, and this summer’s transfer window looks set to be a blockbuster with two of the world’s best players looking to potentially move on.

Kylian Mpabbé and Erling Haaland both could have new teams next season and the world’s biggest clubs are set to battle in the hope of landing one of the games brightest stars. While it looks like Mpabbé favours a move to Real Madrid, the market for Erling Haaland looks a lot more interesting. Fuel has been added to the fire with the reported news that a £64 million release clause is due to come into effect this summer. The prospect of a player of Haaland’s ability being sold for well under £100 million is a price that is simply too good to turn down and many of the world’s biggest clubs see circling.

Haaland has maintained his silence on any impending transfer activity until recently when in an interview with Viaplay, he hit out at his current employers Borussia Dortmund for putting pressure on him to decide his future. Speaking on this, the Norwegian hitman said,

“The last six months, I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Dortmund.

“But now the club has started to pressure me into making a decision, but all I want to do is to play football.”

It’s easy to see why Dortmund want the matter resolved, they will be desperate to keep a striker who has scored a stunning 80 goals in just 79 appearances and if they can avoid selling Haaland for the £64 million release clause, they know they could demand a world-record fee for their striker.

Despite Haaland’s goal-scoring feats, he has suffered a few injuries this season, which has seen him spend more time on the sidelines than he would have liked. His absence has been telling as Dortmund crashed out of the Champions League at the group stage and now find themselves in the Europa League. Dortmund also find themselves six points behind Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga. Haaland will be desperate to regain his fitness so that he can help his side’s title and European challenges.

If Haaland does seek a new challenge this summer, it looks set to spark a bidding war. European giants such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich have all declared an interest and will all be inquiring about the star strikers future.

With some of the world’s biggest clubs set to go to war with one another, it seems that the man himself will remain unflustered. Haaland admitted that despite all that he has achieved in his young career, there is still ample room for improvement.

The prospect of Haaland still not being the finished article is a frightening one to comprehend – it will be fascinating to see where the star striker ends up plying his trade next season in what looks to be a transfer saga like no other.

Kirk is a lifelong follower of all motorsports, particularly Formula 1, Nascar and WRC. When not found at the side of the circuit, eyes stinging from the burnt rubber, he also covers tennis, eSports and other categories for us.

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