Haaland reveals the important factor that will decide his next club

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has delivered a simple message to any clubs interested in signing him this summer.

Haaland has linked with a number of elite clubs in world football such as Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

He told reporters that he was “not concerned” about his immediate future earlier this week, stating that he had a three-year contract with Dortmund.

Haaland did, however, state what the most important factor would be when considering his next club.

He simply said (via SI) : “They must want me.”

Those four words would open the door to almost every club in world football.

Haaland ranked as one of world’s most expensive footballers

According to a algorithm developed by the CIES Football Observatory, Haaland and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford are the two most expensive footballers in world football.

Both players have a market value of between €150-200 million (around £129-172m).

Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden are next on the list.

Barcelona’s most valuable asset, according to the algorithm, is Dutch international Frenkie de Jong (€90-120m). Matthijs de Ligt (also €90-120m) is the most expensive player that Juventus currently own.

Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund contract reportedly contains a release clause of €75m – although that is not active until 2022.

Earlier in March, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised Haaland’s ability in the aftermath of his side drawing Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-finals – but refused to comment on transfer speculation.

He said: “The numbers speak for itself.

“Of course he is one of the best strikers in the world right now, at his age.

“I saw a few games, honestly I didn’t have much time but I saw the highlights, and the numbers in the Champions League and the league is impressive.

“I know the quality of this player. Everybody knows.”

City host Dortmund in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on April 6.

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