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Dortmund’s replacement for Haaland

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With the departure of Erling Haaland to Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund seriously lack strength in their attack. Ajax’s Sebastian Haller has emerged as a potential replacement for Haaland at the Signal Iduna Park.
With a €40m price tag he isn’t coming easy nor cheap, especially after his performance in the UCL. Dortmund is said to be not afraid of his price tag and go all out to sign him.
Dortmund is accompanied by league rivals Bayern Munich who also are interested to sign the player. With Lewandowski on the verge to leave Bayern, they’re out of quality strike force and squad depth at the striker position. Bayern’s newest signing is Sadio Mane from Liverpool for €41 million.
Manchester City activated Haaland’s release clause and signed him in June, for a fee of £55 million. Haaland signed in a 5-year contract on June 13th with a fee still disclosed. Erling’s father Alf-Inge Haaland has played for Man City and had a significant contribution to the team which was in the making for greatness.

Erling Haaland for BVB

In his time at Signal Iduna Park, Haaland scored 86 goals in 88 games for Dortmund. They can never replace someone like Haaland but the least they can do is bring someone to maintain the flow of goals.
Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi has made his move but to fill the void left by Haaland they need someone with good on-field dominance in terms of pace and ball possession.

Haller has a recent performance in the UCL which has grabbed everyone’s attention. 11 goals in 8 games, it was their unfortunate loss to Benfica on a 3-2 aggregate, otherwise, we’d have seen more from him. With 34 goals in all formats of the game, he has been an absolute goal machine for Ten Hag’s Ajax.
Although a move from Eredivisie to Bundesliga is a step up and previously step-ups haven’t worked for him. His time at West Ham is a brief reminder of what can go wrong. Although he has performed and proved himself on the big stages and has left us with reason to doubt his ability.

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