Borussia Dortmund were reluctant to let Erling Haaland leave this summer after Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly knocked on their door for the striker.
The 21-year-old’s exit from the Bundesliga side is delayed at least by a year and former striker Michael Rummenigge has backed the BVB star to join Liverpool in 2022.
Sport1 published a detailed interview with the 57-year-old, ahead of the DFL-Supercup clash between his two old clubs, Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
At the end of the interview, the brother of former Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was asked if the Norway international and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé will ‘dominate world football in the coming years’.
When responding to these claims, Michael tipped the Reds to sign Haaland next summer.
“Yes. They [Haaland and Mbappé] could get there. We’ll have to wait and see where he goes after this season,” Rummenigge said.
“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.”
Various claims have stated the goalscoring frontman’s asking price will drop to €75m next summer.
Taking into account the reported price tag for 2022, there will be many clubs battling it out for Haaland’s signature. If the Reds are interested, they will face tough competition to sign him.
Rummenigge, for now, is delighted Dortmund are able to keep their prized asset, at least for one more season.
“Haaland is an exceptional phenomenon. There is a player like that every 30 or 40 years. I don’t know what his career plans are, but for Dortmund it’s great that he’s still wearing the black and yellow jersey this season,” he explained.
“He is an absolute goal machine, his opponents only fly away to the right and left when he starts running. I’ve never seen anything like him at that age.
“The only drawback in his size is his headers. He doesn’t score enough goals. Otherwise, Haaland is a perfect player.”