Liverpool have recently been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland.
However, journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested that it is unlikely that Haaland will join Liverpool in the summer.
“Yes, there is a chance (Haaland could leave this summer) just because it depends on the Champions League,” Romano told Give Me Sport.
“First of all, I want to say that Erling is happy with Borussia Dortmund, he is tied in with Borussia Dortmund so he’s not saying ‘Okay, I want to leave the club, I’m desperate to leave the club’ but if there if there is a good opportunity, he’s leaving.
“(In terms if who wants him), I think Liverpool is complicated in this moment because they are happy with the team they have so they’re not planning to do something like a central striker for this money but obviously, I’m not the Sporting Director of Liverpool but let’s see what happens!”
“But in this moment I see Liverpool complicated and and let’s see what happens with Manchester United. For sure Solskjaer wants him but it’s not easy to sign him this summer because his release clause is for next summer. So you have to deal with Borussia Dortmund, negotiate with Borussia Dortmund, it won’t be easy.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We can understand why Liverpool are happy with the forwards that currently play for the club.
The Reds have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League title with the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in the forward line.
However, Haaland is clearly a talented young player. The 20-year-old has scored 49 goals in 49 appearances for Borussia Dortmund.
Due to Haaland’s age and obvious talent, we would like to see the club sign the forward. Haaland could lead Liverpool’s line for over a decade.
However, Romano’s update does suggest that Liverpool won’t be making a move for Haaland this summer.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.