Erling Haaland is about to say goodbye to BVB. Who could inherit the goalscorer at Borussia Dortmund? SPOX and GOAL answer the most important questions about the traded candidates from Karim Adeymi to Patrik Schick.
Erling Haaland leaves big footsteps at Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian has scored 85 goals in 88 competitive games for BVB.
On Saturday in the Bundesliga home game against Hertha BSC, Haaland is likely to appear for the last time for the black and yellow.
The 21-year-old’s move to Manchester City is as good as fixed. Only the official confirmation from the clubs is still pending, after Haaland, according to media reports, already completed the medical check in Brussels on Monday.
BVB: Who will inherit Erling Haaland? These are the candidates
The goalscorer is making use of his €75m release clause when he moves to the Premier League and will be on the hunt for goals for Pep Guardiola’s team from the new season.
But who will replace Haaland at BVB? We give an overview of the traded candidates.
Karim Adeyemi (20, Red Bull Salzburg, contract until 2024)
The attacker from Red Bull Salzburg has been in the focus of Dortmund for some time. “I assume that we will make progress with Karim this week,” announced future BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl on Sunday in relation to Adeyemi sports1-Double pass on.
According to sky Adeyemi arrived in Dortmund on Tuesday for a medical check-up, and the contract should also be signed during the course of the day. The fee would be 38 million euros, bonus payments could increase the amount to 41 million euros. The 20-year-old national player would replace Ousmane Dembele (35 million euros) as Dortmund’s record signing.
But is Adeyemi also a one-to-one replacement for Haaland? No, because the 1.80 meter tall attacker can be used flexibly on the offensive. While Haaland acts as a classic center forward, Adeyemi can also be used on the wings because of his speed. In Salzburg, however, he also acted as a real nine in the center of the attack. He scored 33 goals in 92 competitive games for the Austrian series champions.
Sebastien Haller (27, Ajax Amsterdam, contract until 2025)
Sebastien Haller is no stranger to the Bundesliga, after all the 27-year-old wore the Eintracht Frankfurt jersey from 2017 to 2019. Even then, the 1.90 meter tall striker, who has Ivorian and French citizenship, is said to have aroused BVB’s interest.
According to WAZ However, from a financial point of view, a transfer was not feasible at the time. Now the Dortmunders should be more confident that they can pay Haller in the summer and sign him as a possible Haaland successor.
As a player type, Haller would be an almost equal replacement for Haaland. For Ajax Amsterdam, the center forward has proven his goalscoring qualities this season, especially in the Champions League. Haller scored eleven goals in eight games. Overall, his haul of 33 goals in 41 competitive games this season is also impressive.
Sebastien Haller: Performance data this season
Hugo Ekitike (19, Stade Reims, contract until 2024)
Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea or Newcastle United – the list of potential buyers for Hugo Ekitike is long. In January, Stade Reims reportedly turned down a €35m offer from Newcastle. A transfer could become an issue again in the summer. And that’s where BVB comes into play.
According to picture the Dortmunders want to start a new attempt in the summer to lure the 19-year-old to the Ruhr area. Reims demands a participation in a possible resale. Should this wish be fulfilled, a transfer according to information from SPOX and GOAL possibly even take place under 35 million euros transfer fee.
Until an injury in February, Ekitike was the most accurate teenager in Europe’s top leagues. He has scored ten goals in 25 games in all competitions this season. Like Haaland, Ekitike is mainly used in the center of the attack, but he can also act as a left winger. His rather lanky stature, on the other hand, distinguishes him from Haaland.
Here is a portrait of Ekitike, its strengths and weaknesses.
Patrik Schick (26, Bayer Leverkusen, contract until 2025)
Patrik Schick has been chasing goals for Bayer Leverkusen since 2020. With 26 goals this season, the Czech is the second best scorer in the Bundesliga behind Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern Munich, who usually acts as a striker.
In the winter reported the sports picturethat Dortmunder Schick had on the list as a possible Haaland successor. However, the transfer fee for the 26-year-old, who came to Leverkusen from AS Roma in 2020 for 26.5 million euros, could be a problem.
Sports director Simon Rolfes recently ruled out Schick’s departure. “Nobody needs to get in touch with us because of Patrik. It’s normal for a top striker in his class to arouse desire. But: He’ll play for us next season too, that’s quite clear,” said Rolfes picture.
Patrik Schick: Performance data this season
Adam Hlozek (19, Sparta Prague, contract until 2024)
Adam Hlozek, Schick’s teammate in the Czech national team, has also recently been linked to Borussia Dortmund.
Ex-Dortmunder Tomas Rosicky, who is currently sporting director of Sparta Prague, could play a crucial role in a possible transfer. However, according to information from SPOX and GOAL not an issue at BVB.
Sasa Kalajdzic (24, VfB Stuttgart, contract until 2023)
Sasa Kalajdzic is currently fighting for relegation in the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart. However, staying with the Swabians beyond the summer is questionable regardless of league affiliation, especially since VfB could only achieve a transfer fee this summer due to the contract expiring in 2023.
According to table football the two-meter giant should also be an issue at BVB as a potential Haaland heir. The Austrian international has also been linked to RB Leipzig, Juventus, AS Roma and Newcastle United. Kalajdzic would probably be available for a transfer fee of 25 million euros.
Timo Werner (26, Chelsea, contract until 2025)
After a mixed first half of the season, national player Timo Werner got back into shape in the second half of the season at Chelsea. Nevertheless, there have been rumors that Werner is leaving London.
According to sky BVB should also have thought about an obligation. The problem: Werner earns around 300,000 euros a week. This makes it extremely difficult for most clubs to buy him. In addition, Chelsea would try to get back the transfer fee of almost 53 million euros invested in summer 2020.
Werner would not be a one-to-one replacement for Haaland, not only because of his height of 1.80 meters. The 26-year-old is a versatile attacking player who can play both as a winger and as a hanging striker.