Liverpool are reportedly one of the many clubs interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer.
According to 90min’s Graeme Bailey, the Reds have joined Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City in the pursuit of the highly-rated 21-year-old.
However, it’s believed that Haaland has made no decision over where his future lies at this moment in time as he continues to excel for both club and country on a regular basis.
Bailey’s report states that: “Erling Haaland does not intend on making a quick decision over his future, given the huge amount of interest in his signature.
“The Norwegian superstar is set to leave Borussia Dortmund in 2022, as a release clause in his contract kicks in at the turn of the year.”
Interest in Haaland was rife over the summer, with European champions Chelsea offering to pay up to £150m for his services, while it is understood that other potential suitors would have been willing to match such a fee if BVB had shown any willingness to offload their prized asset.
Nevertheless, the club’s hierarchy decided that after sanctioning the sale of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, they did not need to part ways with another star in 2021.
A departure from the Signal Iduna Park next summer seems inevitable for Haaland, though. Super agent Mino Raiola negotiated a release clause into his client’s contract, meaning he can leave for just under £70m in 2022.
The relatively low price tag is bound to attract a host of admirers, but it also makes the Scandinavian beast a realistic target for Liverpool, a club that often cannot compete with the sport’s elite in terms of mega transfer fees.
After bagging an incredible 65 goals in 65 games for Dortmund, Haaland could well be on his way to becoming football’s next flag bearer alongside Kylian Mbappe as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo begin to fade away.
It remains to be seen where he ends up next, but everyone associated with Liverpool will surely be hoping to see Haaland grace the Anfield pitch every other week from next season.
If FSG can deliver Haaland to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool supports will be absolutely buzzing.