Former Bayern Munich chief rules out Erling Haaland’s move to Liverpool

Erling Haaland-Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland in recent months.

However, the former Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the Norwegian is unlikely to join Liverpool in the future.

The 21-year-old is one of the best goal scorers on the planet and it is no surprise that the top clubs are looking to sign him.

However, Rummenigge believes that Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group operate within strict financial means and they are unlikely to splash the cash on the Norwegian international.

“With Lewandowski, you have the best centre forward in the world,” he said. “Haaland is the second best.”

“I think Bayern are interested in Robert staying beyond the end of contract in 2023. Haaland is an investment. I don’t think he’s going to Liverpool. I know the owner very well and he is not known for opening the (money) box.”

Haaland scored 27 goals in 28 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Dortmund last year and he could sort out Liverpool’s goal-scoring problems for the foreseeable future.

There is no doubt that the Dortmund striker is going to cost a lot of money and he would command massive wages as well.

It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can prove the former Bayern chief wrong and make an audacious move to land the Norwegian at the end of this season.

The Reds need to bring in an upgrade on Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino and Haaland could be a sensational addition for them.