Haaland became a burden at Dortmund – Dortmud’s ex-sporting director, Kehl on selling striker

Manchester City marquee summer signing, Erling Haaland has been described as a burden to his former teammates at Burossia Dortmund and the club had to allow him to leave, Newspremises reports.

This claim was made by Dortmund’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl in an interview with Sport Bild, on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Kehi revealed he was forced to sell the star player once he became a distraction and talking point in the dressing room.


Haaland was one of the more glamorous transfers of the past transfer window after the 21-year-old left the German side for Manchester City.

The Norwegian is already firing on all cylinders, with 10 goals in just six Premier League games.

“In the end, the issue of Haaland became a liability in the dressing room,” Kehl told Sport Bild.

“As much as we always wanted Haaland, in the end, he became a burden on the dressing room, the club and the whole environment. He had become the topic of all conversations.”

He said that the German club were happy for the 21-year-old that he continues to be successful in his first season in the Premier League.

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