Borussia Dortmund president Michael Zorc has denied the current trade reports around Real Madrid-linked forward Erling Haaland.
has strengthened his status as one of the deadliest strikers in European football since he joined
from Red Bull Salzburg for €18 m last season.
The 20-year-old netted an impressive 33 goals in his first 31 BVB appearances in all competitions, following his latest brace in a 3-0 home victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League.
After a fantastic start at Westfalenstadion, the
has earned a lot of high-profile admirers. And he is already set on heading to an even bigger club, considering the contract with
Real Madrid is said to be growing interest in Haaland, who is allegedly has a €75 million release clause in his contract.
Zorc shows no concern to the rumors about the future of Erling Haaland, as he said in a press conference before BVB’s game against Koln on Saturday:
"We plan for the long term with Erling. [Rumours] do not have to be dealt with at all.
"I will see him with us for a long time."
"He is leading the way, that is very good for us. I do not believe in artificially slowing positive developments."