Liverpool receives a massive boost in securing superstar striker, Erling Haaland.
Borussia Dortmund star, Erling Haaland, will eventually move to Liverpool, according to his former club’s sporting director.
The Norwegian goal machine has continued his great form for Dortmund, since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020, netting 24 goals in his first 27 goals for the club.
Salzburg chief Christoph Freund appeared on Sky Germany alongside German legend Lothar Matthaus, and when Matthaus mentioned Liverpool as a possible destination for the Norwegian, Freund seemed to share the same sentiment.
That’s where he will land. He can play for any club in the world. With his mentality, his will, with his self-confidence, he can make a mark on European football in the next ten years.” He said.
Haaland, during his only season at Salzburg, scored 28 goals in 22 games, announcing himself onto the European scene. Many European giants including Real Madrid have been closely monitoring the young striker.
Matthaus also believes that that youngster will be joining a bigger club in the near future as he added,
Dortmund is one of the top 10 teams in Europe, but there are five or six better teams and that is where he will play at some point. I’m thinking of the top clubs; not necessarily Bayern Munich, because Robert Lewandowski will be playing for the next two or three years and Haaland will probably not stay in Dortmund that long.”
Freund also opened up about losing the promising striker to the Bundesliga side, however, this is quite normal for a club like RB Salzburg he says,
Erling was not a special story in this respect. That doesn’t hurt us at all, it makes us proud because it’s part of our concept.”
During the 2020 summer transfer window, striker Hwang Hee-Chan left Salzburg to join fellow club RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. This has been a recurring theme over the past few years, where many players such as Timo Werner have moved from the Austrian to the Bundesliga outfit. Many believe that this process is part of the sporting project at the Red Bull-owned clubs but Freund disagreed as he claimed that the connection between the clubs does not necessarily mean that they have to sell their prized assets to their Bundesliga counterparts. He stated that RB Salzburg is a club with its own decision making power and is not forced to sell players to Leipzig.
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