Liverpool FC are front-runners to sign Erling Haaland, claims Michael Rummenigge

Liverpool FC are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to former BVB striker Michael Rummenigge

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland (Photo: Screengrab / Sport 1)

Liverpool FC are front-runners to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund next summer, according to former striker Michael Rummenigge.

The Norway international’s future has been a source of relentless transfer speculation in the current transfer window after his prolific performances in the Bundesliga last season.

Haaland was heavily linked with a switch to Chelsea FC this summer but the Blues ultimately ended up signing Romelu Lukaku in a £97.5m deal from Inter Milan after Dortmund seemingly refused to do business with the Champions League winners.

The 21-year-old is thought to have a contract release clause that will come into play next summer and Haaland will be available to sign in a £75m deal from the Bundesliga giants.

Haaland’s release clause represents a massive discount on a player who was reportedly commanding a £175m price tag this summer as Chelsea FC turned to Lukaku.

Unsurprisingly, Haaland has been linked with the likes of FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Manchester City.

However, former Dortmund and Bayern Munich striker Rummenigge believes Liverpool FC are in a strong position to sign Haaland from the German club next summer in spite of interest from Europe’s biggest teams.

Asked if Haaland could move to Liverpool FC, Rummenigge told Sport1 : “Yes. They could get there.

“We’ll have to wait and see where he (Haaland) goes after this season. Real and Barca have financial problems so I could imagine him moving to England.

“His father used to play there too. I could well imagine Liverpool for Haaland.”

Haaland has scored 62 goals in 62 games for Dortmund since his move to the German club from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.

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