Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has defended the membership’s decicion to promote star striker Erling Haaland to Manchester Metropolis.
The switch of the participant was confirmed by Metropolis on Tuesday after present process medical checks in Brusells on Monday afternoon.
Chatting with CNN on the switch, Watzke stated: “That is the one approach for us as a result of when a participant performs very nicely, now we have to combat in opposition to the massive, massive, massive golf equipment with the oligarchs and the Arabian states at their again.
“And this combat we can’t win, however we are able to win a combat over an 18-year-old participant, like Jude Bellingham as a result of this participant likes to play at Borussia Dortmund as a result of now we have all the time 80,000 spectators, it is an excellent environment and the membership is aware of methods to handle younger gamers.
“That is our approach and, okay, now we have a great division who’re scouting younger gamers daily, however it’s additionally crucial if in case you have the participant right here, you will need to develop him and I believe that works … more often than not, it really works.”
Watzke additional insisted that they may survive with out the Norwegian as they’ve performed earlier than after the sale of stars like Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.