Erling Haaland warned ‘be aware, grass isn’t always greener’ by Mats Hummels amid Man Utd and City transfer speculation

ERLING HAALAND has been warned the grass ‘is not always greener’ by Borussia Dortmund team-mate Mats Hummels with the forward surrounded by transfer speculation.

The forward has scored 68 goals and provided 19 assists in just 67 games for the Bundesliga side.

Haaland is subject to a transfer tug of war


Haaland is subject to a transfer tug of warCredit: GETTY IMAGES
Hummels has offered Haaland some advice ahead of next summer


Hummels has offered Haaland some advice ahead of next summerCredit: AFP

Haaland is under contract at Dortmund until 2024, but a release clause kicks in next summer that will allow him to leave for just £64million.

Both Manchester United and Man City are chasing the 21-year-old talisman.

Real Madrid also hold an interest, but may not be able to sign him and Kylian Mbappe in one summer.

Team-mate Hummels – who is experienced at being the centre of a transfer tug of war – has warned Haaland to ‘be aware’.

Speaking to Bild (via SPOX), he said: “I can fully understand him if he wants to stay!

“Because it’s great in Dortmund, because he knows what he’s got here. I haven’t given up hope that he’ll stay for a long time.

“The grass on the other hand is not always greener. You really should be aware of that in football.


“It’s worth a lot if you have a good environment, and you feel comfortable with the boys, too.

“You have to appreciate that. That is not the case in every club. So we have a lot to offer Erling, it is not like that.”

Hummels, 32, famously left Dortmund to re-join Bayern Munich – where he started his youth career – back in 2016.


The German spent just three – albeit successful – years in Munich before transferring back to his ‘footballing home’.

On his move back, he said: “After the talks with the people in charge in Munich and Dortmund, however, it soon became clear to me that my footballing home would again be at BVB in the future.

“And that’s why I’m really looking forward to coming back to Dortmund and hopefully building on the successful years before! Let’s go BVB…”

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