Huge deal for Borussia at a huge cost: Haaland signs with BVB!

Huge deal for Borussia at a huge cost: Haaland signs with BVB!

It's not even January and we already have possibly the biggest transfer deal of the winter transfer window. After Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed for Milan, another tall centre-forward from Scandinavia has found a new club - Erling Haaland.

The teenage sensation has joined Borussia Dortmund as the German side paid the €20,000,000 release clause to Red Bull Salzburg. It seems like a bargain for such a highly-touted player, but BVB has paid much more. A straight €10,000,000 was paid to Haaland's father for the sporting rights he had on his son. But the biggest shock is the fee received by Haaland's agent Mino Raiola - €15,000,000! Manchester United were interested in the striker but were put off by the agent's demands. 

The striker will earn €6,000,000 for the first two years at the club, and €8,000,000 in the third year of his deal that runs until 2024. 

CEO of BVB Hans-Joachim Watzke spoke about the significance of the deal for the club, which truly can't be understated.

''Despite receiving numerous offers from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Erling Haaland has decided that the best option for his career is to come and join our project here at BVB. Our persistence has paid off," said Watzke.

Sporting Director Michael Zorc, who led the negotiations with Haaland and his representatives, was equally positive in his assessment of the transfer.

''We can all look forward to having an ambitious, athletic and physically imposing centre-forward here at the club. Haaland boasts a real eye for goal and impressive speed, and we are confident that we can develop him even further here in Dortmund. At just 19 years of age, he is at the very start of what promises to be an incredible career!''

Haaland, who scored eight goals in the Champions League this season, spoke about his desire to play at Westfalen.

''I had several intense conversations with the club's management team, in particular with Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and coach Lucien Favre. Right from the very start, I knew I wanted to move here. I can't wait to get started and play in front of over 80,000 fans in the incredible Dortmund atmosphere. I'm so excited,'' said Haaland.


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