Erling Haaland’s former RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch reckons he would be “an incredible fit” at Liverpool.
The Norwegian joined Borussia Dortmund for just £18m in January but the German club had to agree to a buy-out clause thought to be as low as £63m, which has piqued the interest of Real Madrid after he began his spell with 13 goals in 14 games.
Man Utd have also been linked with a move for Haaland – whose Dortmund side lost 1-0 to title rivals Bayern on Tuesday – but Marsch thinks Liverpool would be the best fit for the 19-year-old.
“He is a very special talent and just when you take his speed, his explosiveness, his size, his power, his technical ability, finishing, he would immediately be in the upper echelon of players in the world,” Marsch told the Liverpool Echo.
“But then when you also consider his tactical intelligence, his motivation, his discipline, his desire to improve and grow, then the combination means you have something very unique.
“We are only scratching the surface of the potential for Erling.
“He will continue to do well at Dortmund and I’m not sure how long he’ll be there before it’s time for him to take the next step, but he has the potential to be one of the best players in the world, no doubt. It’s another player that Liverpool would be very lucky to have.
“It won’t be cheap, but he loves the explosive style of play and being in open spaces, running in behind defences and being aggressive.
“Just by theory, it fits the way Liverpool plays. He would be an incredible fit.”
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