The Norwegian international missed the Bundesliga giants kit launch for the 2021/22 campaign with teammate Jadon Sancho also a notable absentee from the shoot.
— BVB Buzz (@BVBBuzz) May 21, 2021
Reports from Diario AS claim the omission of the two players could be a hint over Dortmund’s uncertainty over their futures in Germany, despite an insistence over retaining Haaland for at least one more season.
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) May 23, 2021
The two La Liga powerhouses will continue to monitor Haaland in the coming months, alongside Premier League champions Manchester City.
However, Dortmund are unlikely to accept any major lowering of their €180m valuation of the 20-year-old, with neither Spanish club in a position to pay that ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Sancho continues to be on the radar of Manchester United, following their unsuccessful attempts to sign him last season, and Dortmund could be more willing to sell him than Haaland.