Erling Haaland gets hands on Man City shirt and has another chat with Phil Foden after Dortmund are dumped out of Europe

Erling Haaland gets hands on Man City shirt and has another chat with Phil Foden after Dortmund are dumped out of Europe

April 15, 2021

ERLING HAALAND got his hands on a Man City shirt last night – but it was just an end-of-game swap.

The Dortmund goal machine is at the centre of a massive transfer tussle between Europe's big clubs including City.


The 20-year-old Norwegian was handed a light blue shirt after Dortmund's Champions League exit.

He swapped shirts with Oleksandr Zinchenko at the end of the quarter-final second leg.

And Haaland was also seen chatting with Man City's match winner Phil Foden after the game.

The Dortmund superstar could soon be lining up alongside Foden and Zinchenko if Man City win the race for his signature.

Manchester United are also in the frame, as are Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But his agent Mino Raiola claimed that Dortmund might refuse to sell Haaland in the summer.

He told Sport1: "I can confirm that I was in Dortmund for talks.

"Michael Zorc made it clear to us that BVB does not want to sell Erling this summer.

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"I respect that opinion, but that does not automatically mean that I also agree. BVB were very clear in their views. We are OK with that.

"There is no war between us and BVB – absolutely not. The relationship with Zorc, Hans-Joachim Watzke and Kehl is still good."

The prolific Haaland has banged in 39 goals in 43 games this season for Dortmund and Norway.

Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl wants to keep hold of the striker for as long as possible but is resigned to losing him eventually.

Kehl told Sky Germany: "Our position is clear – we are planning with Erling. We are very relaxed about that.

"Of course, we have been following the situation. But we had a very, very good talk with Mino and his [Haaland's] father just recently.

"I don't want to go into those talks now. From a certain point on, we may no longer be able to influence what the future will bring.

"I have seen the boy in training in the last two days and I have seen how hungry he is and the sparkle is in his eyes. We are very ambitious, we need Erling to achieve our sporting goals, and we have made that clear."

Man City came from behind to win the second leg and set up a semi-final showdown with PSG.

Foden scored the winner in a 2-1 victory that sealed a 4-2 aggregate win and a place in the last four.

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