Liverpool have reportedly fallen behind Manchester City and Chelsea in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.
The £99m-valued striker is arguably the most sought-after player in world football at the moment, having already achieved plenty in his blossoming career. Haaland has scored 53 goals in just 56 appearances for Dortmund, not to mention finding the net six times in his first 10 caps for Norway.
Liverpool have been linked with signing the 20-year-old this summer, but a host of other top clubs are also in the mix to snap him up.
Liverpool lose ground in bid to sign Haaland
According to Football Insider, Liverpool have drifted behind both City and Chelsea in the battle to acquire Haaland’s signature, with a deal ‘not looking likely’.
The Merseysiders are believed to be ‘reluctant’ to pay the likely asking price of £100m for the Norwegian despite being ‘admirers’ of the youngster, in what would be a club-record transfer fee for an incoming player.
Transfer Tavern take
Signing Haaland would be an incredible feat by Liverpool, but in truth, it is very hard to see it happening. For starters, it looks likely that the Reds won’t even be in the Champions League next season, with the striker surely keen to be playing in Europe’s premier club competition.
On top of that, the aforementioned £100m looks well out of Liverpool’s price range given their financial constraints, with Jurgen Klopp more likely to look for a shrewd deal for a talented attacker instead.
To put it bluntly, City and Chelsea are simply wealthier than the Reds and are therefore in a far stronger position to sign a player of such worth.
In other news, Liverpool may reportedly be willing to sanction the sale of one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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