Liverpool have joined the race to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland in the summer transfer window, according to a fresh transfer update this week.
The Lowdown: Haaland a sensational prospect
In terms of the players most likely to take on the mantle from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best player over a sustained period, Haaland is arguably at the top of the list.
The 21-year-old has already achieved great things at Dortmund, scoring a remarkable 80 goals in just 82 appearances, not to mention registering 21 assists, too.
He has been described as a ‘freak’ by Norway teammate and Watford striker Josh King and there looks set to be a big battle for his signature this summer.
The Latest: Liverpool linked with move
It is stated that the Norwegian would demand higher wages than the Egyptian, however, which could be an immediate stumbling block.
The Verdict: Seems highly unlikely
While the idea of Liverpool signing Haaland is hugely exciting, given his potential as possibly the best player of his generation, it is extremely hard to see a move happening.
In truth, the Reds simply can’t offer the same wages as someone like Manchester City or Real Madrid, and it is far easier to see him joining one of those clubs instead.
The hope is that Salah stays on, of course, with the Egyptian a priceless figure at Anfield whose possible exit this summer would hurt deeply. Him remaining on Merseyside is surely still the preferable option over signing someone else instead, even though he turns 30 later this year.
In other news, Liverpool have been linked with another exciting attacking signing. Read more here.
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