Erling Haaland is currently struggling with a foot injury. Yesterday, Friday, Borussia Dortmund won 2-0 at VfB Stuttgart. Erling Haaland played Julian Brandt’s opening goal in the 12th minute. Nevertheless: The striker star has not scored in five games. For the Norwegian it is the longest dry spell at BVB. After the game, Dortmund coach Marco Rose revealed that he had to take a painkiller before the game. “Erling locks his foot,” Rose said. It’s not the first time Haaland has struggled with injuries. The Norwegian is considered prone to injury and has already missed 16 competitive games this season. Nevertheless, he always works hard on his body and even has a personal rehab trainer in John Haddad.
Haaland had to play against Stuttgart despite the pain, especially since fellow striker Donyell Malen was injured at short notice and didn’t even fly. Haaland almost got a goal as well. But his goal in added time was disallowed after the video referee intervened.
In addition to his injury, Haaland is also a topic of conversation away from the pitch. His future is still unclear. The fact is: he could leave Dortmund in the summer for 75 million euros (plus bonuses). European top clubs are lining up. One club is said to have already received a rejection. According to ESPN, Haaland has already given Manchester United a basket. The reason: It is currently not clear whether Manchester United will qualify for the Champions League. Haaland would only switch to a club that would play in the premier class next season. The “Red Devils” are currently only in seventh place.
Ironically, city rivals Manchester City have emerged as the favorite. In addition, Real Madrid and the financially ailing FC Barcelona are said to be vying for Haaland’s services. However, a move to the Catalans seems unlikely for financial reasons.