Alf-Inge Håland, father of Liverpool-linked Erling Braut Håland, has been speaking to Sport1 about his son’s chances of leaving Borussia Dortmund.
When asked about the striker’s future, the ex-Manchester City man said: ‘You never know what will happen. We haven’t talked about such a step yet. I think he would like to win some trophies with Dortmund. That is his goal. Erling can still achieve a lot in Germany and make great progress. Abroad is not a priority for us.’
That doesn’t offer much encouragement for Liverpool’s hopes of signing him.
Håland – who cost Borussia Dortmund £17.1 million – was recently linked with the Premier League champions after RB Salzburg’s sporting director Christoph Freund said the Norwegian ‘will land’ at Anfield.
When discussing Liverpool as a potential destination, Sky Sports (via Goal) quote the director of Håland’s former side as saying: ‘That’s where he will land.’
Despite those links, it very much seems like the Norway international is happy at the Signal Iduna Park. Håland’s father adds that he thinks his son would like to win some silverware with Lucian Favre too, so it seems like his mind is far away from a transfer.
This news should come as a shame to Liverpool, as the 20-year-old is among Europe’s best players right now and would be a truly unbelievable signing.
Håland has netted 11 goals in 11 games so far this season, and also has three assists to his name.
Even more impressively, the Leeds-born marksman scored 44 goals in 40 games last season, a campaign which he largely played as a teenager having only turned 20 in July.