The former Dortmund midfielder believes the young star has the potential to emulate Robert Lewandowski’s success.
Having attracted interest from a host of elite European clubs,
has been linked with a move away fromBorussia Dortmund
. The Norway international has scored 53 goals in his 56 matches for the Schwarzgelben and has established himself as one of the most promising young stars of European football. Former Dortmund midfielder
believes the 20-year-old will stay at the German club for at least another season.
“As a fan of Dortmund, I hope he will stay! But it’s his decision. There are many people around him who are speaking and helping, showing him the pros and cons of staying at Dortmund, but in the end he will decide if he will stay or not."
“He still has a contract for a few more years, and if Dortmund don’t want to let him go, they will make that clear.”
The player’s agent
has stated recently that Dortmund could be tempted to sell Haaland in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, the club officials have insisted they are not keen to sell the player before 2022.
“I don’t see a big problem, to be honest. I think Dortmund will get the Champions League and Haaland will stay at least one more year, and then everyone will be happy!”
Sahin expects the Norwegian to reach the same level asRobert Lewandowski
in the future.
“He can get there. But the thing is not to get there, but to stay there. This is what Lewandowski has done.
“Let’s speak about the last 10 years; there was [Luis] Suarez, [Sergio] Aguero, Harry Kane, Lewy and [Karim] Benzema, and they stayed at that level.
“Haaland can make it, for sure. He has huge potential, and what I heard from Dortmund is that he is training really well, that he’s very professional."
Asked about his experience of playing alongside the Polish striker, Sahin responded:
“That mentality is key. People at Dortmund say they never saw a guy as professional since Lewandowski. I don’t know Haaland, but I saw Lewy, and every day you could see in his eyes that this guy wants to win everything.
“If Haaland has that, then he can absolutely make it.”