Borussia Dortmund looks into the abyss. The club’s deficit as a result of the Pandemic amounts to about 80 million euros and the BVB’s current moment in the Bundesliga invites even less optimism. After falling 1-2 this past Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt, the black-yellow box fears about being left out of the Champions League for the first time since 2015. With seven games to go, Borussia is in fifth position, a total of seven points behind Eintracht in fourth position. It paints the thing ugly.
Not only in economic terms, but also with a view to the squad. Stars like Haaland or Sancho would be difficult to retain without being able to offer them the possibility of playing on the biggest stage on the continent. However, on the noble floor of Signal Iduna Park they do not contemplate any other option other than having both on the 21/22. This was stressed by Hans-Joachim Watzke himself in an interview with the streaming network DAZN: “We do not have a parallel plan. We will discuss it calmly with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola “, explained the general director of the bees. “We want him to stay with us and to score goals for BVB with conviction next year. There is no alternative plan, “he added.
It seems that Haaland does not share that vision. The images of Raiola and his father Alf-Inge on tour in Barcelona and Madrid appeared in all the sports media in the world and did not sit well in Germany at all. Dietmar Hamann, a legendary former Bayern, Liverpool and Mannschaft player, did not hesitate when it came to charging hard against the crack environment in his role as an analyst for the Sky television network. “Haaland should be happy to be allowed to play for BVB”, were the words of “Didi”. On Raiola’s trips and the father he added: “What they are doing is a real outrage. They are selling from house to house “.
Hamann also hinted that the club will not scold Haaland for fear of angering him and losing him. The situation in western Germany is complicated, especially due to the lack of a sporting and economic perspective if the club, finally, does not achieve the miracle that qualifying for the Champions would mean at this stage of the competition. “It would be a real catastrophe,” admitted defender Hummels after the recent blow to Eintracht. A stratospheric offer for Haaland or Sancho would be the only option when it comes to lightening Borussia’s boxes. Watzke and company are well aware of this. Although they cling to repeating that both will continue to wear black-yellow beyond summer.