24/09/2021; 12:28 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The transfer window might be over, but that has not stopped the rumour mills from ringing. When a goal machine like Erling Haaland could be available on the market, it is expected that clubs will battle intensely for his signature.
It promises to be an intense battle, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the latest transfer news surrounding Haaland here on Betpack.
Over the summer, a host of sides showed interest in the young forward. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United were all interested in the 21-year-old. However, it was Chelsea that came close to signing the superstar forward. The Blues were badly in search of a striker and submitted several offers to Borussia Dortmund, with a couple knocked back immediately.
In the end, the Blues gave up the pursuit of Haaland and chose to sign their former player in Romelu Lukaku. Latest reports now claim that Liverpool are the latest side to show genuine interest in Haaland as the player’s future could come under the spotlight in a couple of months from now.
On paper, Real Madrid look like the most well-placed club to sign Haaland, but one can’t be too certain in football. As earlier mentioned, Haaland is the hottest property in football right now, and it’s no surprise to see a host of clubs queuing for his signature.
A release clause in his contract means he could be available for just €90m this summer. That price will come as a massive steal in the current market, given the player’s age and further potential for growth. There are no official sources yet, but other reports even claim that the clause could be activated as early as January.
With Chelsea now ruled out of the race, it would seem like Liverpool want to push their weight as well. A report from Mundo Deportivo states that the Reds are ready to join the fight for Haaland and do all they can to get him.
They might not be mentioned at the moment, but it is expected Manchester City could join the competition as well, especially considering how they missed out on Harry Kane over the summer.
After selling Sancho to Manchester United over the summer, it was evident Dortmund would have preferred to not lose another massive player in Erling Haaland. With that in mind, they have always maintained a stance of the 21-year-old not being up for sale.
However, the player’s contract situation and clauses attached means the task to keep him becomes even more difficult. Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has not ruled out the possibility of Haaland extending his contract but admits the chance of that happening is rather slim.