Liverpool tipped to buy Erling Haaland over ‘massive profit’ in five years time
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could make Erling Haaland his key summer transfer target as the Norwegian striker continues to shine despite the struggles of Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old has scored an astonishing 38 goals across his 40 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit since his £18m move from Red Bull Salzburg in early 2020.
Despite mentioning his admiration for both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard in the past, the character of Jurgen Klopp might just be able to tempt the forward to Anfield.
Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has given his thoughts on the future of Haaland, and told his former club to go all out in their pursuit.
"Haaland is a perfect asset for any top team at the moment. He’s big, strong and a proper goalscorer,” Johnson told betting expert.com.
"He’s very young so whoever buys him next could have the opportunity to sell him for an awful lot of money in five years time so, business-wise, it could be good to look at someone like that.
"Premier League clubs will want him because it will be a case of not wanting to miss out.
"If Manchester City go for him, Liverpool will think ‘we can’t let City have him’. And it could become a race to the line. I think there will be numerous clubs that will want him if they can afford him.”
Klopp has been open about Liverpool’s financial restraints since the pandemic forced a temporary pause to spectators at matches, which resulted in a calm January window until the final day.
He said in mid January: “I am not a five-year-old kid any more and if I don’t get what I want I start crying.
"Most of the time in my life I didn’t get what I wanted, so pretty much used to that.
“We talk about a centre-half, and yes, it would help 100 percent. We discuss the situation pretty much on a daily basis, and I make recommendations.
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“But I cannot spend the money. I don’t make these decisions. There are people who are responsible for the whole thing, and I cannot make their decisions.
“When I say this, I know of course what we would do in an ideal world, but the world is not ideal. So we have to deal with the situation.
“We have improve with this squad – that’s my job, not sitting here and being disappointed or frustrated with some decisions. I think that would be read as an excuse and we don’t need that."
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