Haaland being pressed by Dortmund
The Norwegian is being pushed by club to make a decision on future
DORTMUND: Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has indicated that the club has been pressuring him to make a decision about his future, and that "things will happen now," as the Norwegian continues to pique the interest of several big European clubs.
The 21-year-old, who has 21 goals this season, joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg in 2020 and has since established himself as one of Europe's hottest talents.
"I've opted not to say anything for the last six months out of respect for Dortmund, but now the club is pressuring me to make a choice," Haaland, who scored twice in Dortmund's 5-1 win against Freiburg on Friday, told Norwegian broadcaster Viaplay.
"I only want to play football. However, they press me... about my future, which means I must make a decision soon.
That's exactly what they (Dortmund) want. It signifies that things are going to happen right now."
Haaland, whose contract runs until 2024, added that he would have preferred to focus on football instead of being distracted by talk of his future during a busy run of fixtures for Dortmund, who trail Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich by three points.
"We're in the midst of a challenging period with a lot of games," Haaland explained.
"I've said from the start that I want to concentrate on football since that's when I'm at my best. But I can't do it right now."
Edited - SportsAction / Inputs - Agency