Christoph Freund: Haaland will move to Liverpool

Tue 03 November 2020 | 9:32

Salzburg sporting director has spoken about the Norwegian star and the future of his career.

Erling Halaand

proved himself as one of the best strikers in the europian football during last season. The Norwegian international’s performances for Salzburg was spectacular and convinced

Borussia Dortmund

to transfer him to Bundesliga in January. Halaand scored 44 goals in 2019-2020 season from which 16 goals was scored for his new club. He has continued his high- level performances for Dortmund throughout the current season and until now has managed to score five Bundesliga goals. Ahead of their Champions League match against

Bayern Munchen

, Salzburg’s sporting director Christoph Freund has spoken about the club’s former player and his future as a star in the European football.

"Liverpool, That's where he will land,

"He can play for any club in the world. With his mentality, his will, with his self-confidence he can make a mark on European football in the next ten years."

Haaland swapped Molde for Salzburg in 2018 and only made 27 appearances for the club before being prised away by Dortmund.

"It was a very long process to get Erling," Freund told Goal and Spox. 

"We first noticed him in 2016 at a game for the Norwegian Under-16 national team. 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.

"That was in 2018. He seemed very focused, intelligent and self-confident to me. He knew exactly what he wanted.

"He was not only a special story in this respect. That doesn't hurt at all, it makes us proud because it's part of our concept," Freund added of Haaland's exit.

"The player can take the next step, we get income through a transfer, which we can invest in scouting and new talent, among other things.

"In addition, there is again a free place in the squad that the next talent can take. It is a confirmation for us that we are on the right path."

Dortmund will play their third Champions League match against Club Brugge on Wednesday before facing Bayern in Der Klassiker three days later.

source: SportMob
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