Dietmar Hamann SLAMS ‘unspeakable, disrespectful cheek’ of Erling Haaland’s father and agent Mino Raiola for their attempts to spark a European bidding war … while also attacking Dortmund chiefs ‘lack of leadership for’ fearing star man to upset ‘
- Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 to Frankfurt in one fell swoop to their hopes in the top four
- It comes days after Erling Haaland’s father and agent were spotted in Barcelona
- The move is likely to start a bidding war for the highly regarded 20-year-old striker
- Dietmar Hamann criticized Dortmund’s lack of leadership to get the situation under control
- The ex-Liverpool man also hit Haaland’s father and agent Mino Raiola
Dietmar Hamann has fooled Erling Haaland’s father and agent for attempting to orchestrate a mid-season move after Borussia Dortmund was again beaten Saturday.
The German giants were beaten 2-1 at home on Saturday by top-four Eintracht Frankfurt, leaving them seven points behind the Champions League places with seven games to go.
The defeat comes after Dortmund star striker Haaland’s father Alf Inge and caretaker manager Mino Raiola were spotted in Spain this week negotiating deals with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Didi Hamann slammed Erling Haaland’s entourage (above) after another defeat in Dortmund
The father of attacker Alf-Inge (left) and agent Mino Raiola (right) were seen in Barcelona this week
According to a German news outlet STATUEDortmund approved the pair’s much-discussed trip to Spain, but Hamann turned down the Bundesliga club – led by interim coach Edin Terzic and sporting director Michael Zorc – for allowing the visit just days before a crucial game.
Liverpool icon Hamman said Sky Germany: ‘It is the most important game of the season and you cannot deal with this behavior because you are afraid of upset the player.
Dortmund has to consider why the players always walk over it. They lack leadership there.
The behavior of Haaland’s father and Raiola is unspeakable, disrespectful, a cheek. If he wants to go, let him go.
Hamann (above) claims Dortmund has no leadership over the Haaland situation, slapping the ‘unspeakable, disrespectful cheek’ of the attacker’s father and agent
“Dortmund paid a lot of money for an 18-year-old, he should be happy to play there.”
Haaland is one of the highest rated forwards in the world after scoring 33 goals in 32 games in all competitions so far this season.
The 20-year-old Dortmund has now scored 49 goals in 50 games since his £ 17 million transfer from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
Sportsmail Exclusively revealed last month that Manchester City are leading the race for Haaland’s signature, with Real Madrid and Chelsea also at the negotiating table.
Haaland went four games without a goal on Saturday in Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat against Frankfurt
The result means that Dortmund has a slim chance of playing in the Champions League next season
Although it seems Barcelona is also in the discussion after both Alf Inge Haaland and Raiola were picked up by Joan Laporta’s assistant from Barcelona airport on Thursday morning.
If he continued in a big-money move, Haaland would be the last in a slew of Dortmund stars to leave the club for big bucks in recent years.
People like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele and Christian Pulisic have all progressed to the European elite with significant gains.
STATUE reported last weekend that Dortmund would not be open to fun bids of less than £ 100 million for their star striker, even though the Norwegian has not scored for club and country in his last four games.
Haaland is one of the highest rated forwards in the world with 33 goals so far this season
But Dortmund’s latest defeat on Saturday, which was due to Andre Silva’s late goal after Dortmund defender Mats Hummels overturned an early own goal by Nico Schulz, has minimized Dortmund’s chances of reaching next season’s Champions League.
Dortmund now have to make up a huge gap to Frankfurt in fourth, although the German side could qualify if they won this season’s Champions League.
The Ruhrland club will face Premier League champions Manchester City in the quarter-finals and would face Bayern Munich or PSG in the semi-finals if they beat Pep Guardiola’s side.
About their hopes for the top four, Hummels said after the defeat in Frankfurt: ‘The chances are slim, we have to be very clear. That would be a sports and financial disaster, we are now (almost) close. ‘
Dortmund sporting director Zorc added: “We have to admit that the performance was not one where we should have won the game.”