Erling Haaland leaves Borussia Dortmund and ensures that he is remembered fondly: the striker hands out expensive farewell gifts to teammates and staff.
Erling Haaland will no longer play for Borussia Dortmund, but for Manchester City. But before he left the Bundesliga club, the top scorer made sure that his teammates and the functional team remembered him well, not only because of his many goals (86 in 89 competitive games).
As the "Bild" newspaper reports, the 21-year-old gave each of his 33 teammates and the entire staff around the team an expensive watch. The colleagues received the more expensive "Submariner" model from "Rolex" with a personal engraving. "The reference among diving watches" is what the manufacturer calls the model, which costs in the five-digit range depending on the version. The "Bild" newspaper estimates the watches that Haaland distributed to his teammates should cost between 13,000 and 15,000 euros. The employees (cooks, doctors, physios, supervisors) each received a "Speedmaster Professional" from "Omega". They are between 5000 and 7000 euros.
The packaging of the noble gifts is said to have been of high quality, writes the "Bild" newspaper: "The watches were also packed in a special box, which adorns three photos: one with his shirt number 9, one with Haaland in a jubilant pose and one with the DFB Cup in his hands. Also printed: EBH (for Erling Braut Haaland) from 2020 to 2022." The striker spent a total of around half a million euros on his thank you tour. To recoup that, he'll have to play a full week of football in Manchester from now on! Haaland will earn 24 million euros net at his new club in the future.
The striker said goodbye to the Dortmund fans in his last game for Borussia Dortmund after two and a half years: The Norwegian scored his 86th goal in the 89th competitive game for the Bundesliga club against Hertha BSC. The budding Premier League striker, who his recently deceased advisor Mino Raiola is convinced will follow in the footsteps of global superstars such as Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo, then celebrated with supporters at a nightclub in the Ruhr area. A short clip of Haaland dancing is circulating on the Internet, celebrating in a tracksuit on the dance floor with enthusiastic BVB fans.