Salzburg were confident of Dortmund's star's talent 'right from the start'.
According to their sporting director Christoph Freund, Red Bull Salzburg club were convinced of Erling Haaland's capacity "right from the start”, he declared the Borussia Dortmund star "knew exactly what he wanted". Salzburg paid £7 million to fetch the young striker from Molde in January 2019. Haaland signed a five-year contract and soon showed to be one of the worthy signings of the decade with a low fee that time. Haaland, Norwegian footballer who plays as a striker for German Bundesliga netted 29 goals in 27 plays for club Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old has since raised his popularity by hitting 24 goals in 27 outings for Dortmund. Sporting director explained how Salzburg had been absorbed by Haaland’s performance and said "Because it was difficult to get recordings of his games, we had it filmed. He convinced us right from the start, so the scout contacted him and his father. "It is a great advantage to be in personal contact with a talent and their guardians before any other potentially interested club.” He seemed very focused, intelligent and self-confident to me."