Liverpool interested in signing 21-year-old Bundesliga goal machine

The Merseyside giants have spoken to super-agent Mino Raiola about a possible move for Borussia Dortmund centre-forward Erling Haaland amid fierce competition. Europe’s elite are now queueing up to try and sign Norway international in 2022.

A release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract can be activated from the start of next year. As per the terms of that clause, Erling can move for less than £70m. The Reds have allegedly spoken to agent Mino Raiola to register their interest in a potential deal. The Reds do love signing footballers with backgrounds in the Red Bull system.

Ibrahima Konate, Naby Keita, Takumi Minamino and Sadio Mane have all played for at least one Red Bull club. Erling starred for RB Salzburg and fits the bill for the Reds, but there is immense competition. A move to Anfield would see the Norwegian striker play alongside Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

The 21-year-old striker spoke about Virgil van Dijk only earlier this month. Haaland suggested that Van Dijk is the best defender in the world, raving about him.

Playing with the Dutchman may be appealing to Erling, knowing he would have a solid back-line behind him. It also couldn’t hurt knowing that he wouldn’t have to face Virgil van Dijk any time soon.

The Reds supporters want a big attacking signing shortly, and the Norwegian star would absolutely tick that box. In 28 league matches last term, Haaland smashed 27 goals and six assists. Even in the Champions League, Erling couldn’t be stopped, hitting ten goals in eight matches.