Report: Freund confident that Liverpool will sign Erling Haaland
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Report: Freund confident that Liverpool will sign Erling Haaland

Liverpool have seen some incredible strikers don the shirt down the years. We’ve seen Fernando Torres show us what a deadly finisher looks like, Luis Suarez has ghosted past defenders and Bobby Firmino has put on a show. If reports are true then we could be treated to potentially one of the best strikers of recent times. RB Salzburg director Christoph Freund has said he is confident Liverpool will sign Erling Haaland.

RB Salzburg director Christoph Freund has said he is confident Liverpool will sign Erling Haaland. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

Erling Haaland wonderkid

Few strikers in the world are as exciting as Erling Haaland.

The 20-year-old Norwegian has been posting some terrifying numbers since bursting onto the scene at Red Bull Salzburg.

He’s already scored seven in seven for Borussia Dortmund this season, picking up two assists along the way.

Last season he waltzed into the Dortmund side and netted 13 in his first 15 games, making just 11 starts.

His goals to game ratio is, for his age, frankly staggering.

Liverpool and Erling Haaland

Welt in Germany have reported quotes from Red Bull Salzburg director Christoph Freund where the executive appears confident Liverpool will sign Erling Haaland. The report states:

When TV expert Lothar Matthäus enumerated Haaland’s possible switch options in the discussion round, [Freund] agreed with the keyword Liverpool FC : “He will land there.”

There is a degree of a difficult translation but “he will land there” isn’t open for interpretation, Freund appears convinced that Liverpool will sign Haaland.

What RTK has to say

Fabrizio Romano has reported that Erling Haaland has a release clause of £68m.

This is a reasonable fee for Liverpool to consider given the player’s age and goals to game ratio.

He has a decade at the top ahead of him, whoever gets him next could well have him for the best part of his career.

The fact that Freund is so convinced that Liverpool will bag Haaland is very telling – the director must have some insight into the Reds’ inner workings given that he’s been there whilst Takumi Minamino was sold to the club.

Fingers crossed Freund is right in his prediction.

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