Liverpool join race to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool ‘join race to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund’ but face fierce competition to sign striker from Real Madrid and Barcelona as Bundesliga side’s CEO admits it will be ‘difficult’ to keep hold of Norwegian

  • Liverpool are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland
  • The Norwegian’s buyout clause drops to £77million on June 30 next year
  • Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo revealed Liverpool’s interest in the 21-year-old
  • Real Madrid and Barcelona are also monitoring Haaland’s situation

Liverpool have joined the queue of clubs lining up to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian has picked up where he left off last season, scoring a remarkable 11 goals in his first seven games in all competitions.

The striker has been one of the hottest properties in European football since taking the Champions League by storm with RB Salzburg  in 2019 before joining Dortmund.

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker Erling Haaland

A report in Spain said Jurgen Klopp’s side have joined Barcelona and PSG in pursuing Haaland

Dortmund managed to keep hold of him this summer despite interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea, although the European champions look to have ended their interest in the striker after signing Romelu Lukaku.

But now Liverpool have joined the race for the 21-year-old,  according to a report in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

The report says Haaland is soon to become an even more attractive prospect for interested clubs, with his release clause dropping to 90 million euros (£77m) at the end of next June.

And Dortmund know they will face a tough task in keeping hold of the Norway hitman next year, although they are not entirely ruling out Haaland extending his stay there.

Haaland scored twice in Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday

“Of course it will be difficult. I am not saying, however, that it is completely out of the question,” the Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told newspaper Welt am Sonntag. 

“We’ll do everything we can to keep our top players loyal to us in the future.”

Haaland made his name by scoring 29 goals in 27 games for RB Salzburg and spoke to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before moving to Dortmund in January 2020.

His prolific form has continued since moving to Germany, scoring 68 times in 67 games in all competitions.

He has also proved himself on the international stage, plundering 12 goals in 15 caps for Norway.  

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