Report: Salzburg star Haaland meets with Borussia Dortmund
Erling Braut Haaland is one of the most promising young names in European football, his career trajectory shooting up, up, up after several dynamite performances in the UEFA Champions League.
The Red Bull Salzburg striker, 19, wasn’t in full fitness when his side was bounced from the UCL by Liverpool on Tuesday, but he’d made his presence felt earlier in the competition.
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Haaland bagged eight of his 28 season goals in the UCL, including three against Napoli and one against the reigning champion Reds.
Now the Leeds-born Norwegian is eyeing up his next step. Having been linked with Manchester United and his dad’s club Leeds, Haaland reportedly flew into Dortmund for a Wednesday meeting with Borussia Dortmund.
Dad, Alf-Inge Haaland, played 22 years between Bryne, Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Manchester City, and Rosseland.
Now should Haaland find a new home, it seems awfully likely it would work similar to Christian Pulisic’s move to Chelsea from Dortmund last season; The twice-capped Norway international could sign for BVB (or another club) and head back to Salzburg to star in the Europa League (he’s cup-tied in the UCL).
Plus, Salzburg would love to give coach Jesse Marsch a full year with the star. They’re unbeaten in league play.