The Bundesliga team is interested in the Swedish striker who has impressed in the Russian Premier League this season, with West Ham also interested
Borussia Dortmund are mulling a move for Spartak Moscow forward Jordan Larsson amid intense speculation about the future of star forward Erling Haaland. Goal You can confirm.
However, the Bundesliga team may have a battle for their services, as West Ham is also monitoring the Swedish international.
Larsson has scored 12 goals for Spartak in 23 Russian Premier League games so far this season and was voted the club’s player of the month for March.
What is the situation?
Dortmund may soon be in a position where they need to acquire a new forward, and Haaland is expected to leave the club this summer or in 2022.
Even if Haaland were to stay at Signal Iduna Park, they need depth up front as interim boss Edin Terzic currently has no other options available due to an injury to teenager Youssoufa Moukoko.
Moukoko became the youngest player in the Bundesliga this season, making his debut just one day after his 16th birthday. However, a foot injury suffered in the national team with the German U21 team has ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.
Borussia Monchengladbach head coach Marco Rose will take over in Dortmund next season and the club needs to strengthen itself in many areas of the pitch to return to being title contenders in Germany.
Larsson is seen as an ideal addition to the team, as he has great potential and can develop under Rose’s tutelage.
The son of former Barcelona and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson was signed by Spartak Moscow for € 4 million in 2019 and scored seven league goals last season, alternating between playing as a winger and a center forward.
This season, he has played mainly in the middle and is performing much better, with 12 goals so far in the Russian Premier League for a Spartak team that is four points behind the leader Zenit in the table.
Larsson’s fine form has also caught the attention of Premier League West Ham, who are also looking to attack depth for 2021-22.
Will Haaland leave Dortmund?
At the moment, Dortmund has no plans to sell Haaland and see him as an integral part of their rebuilding with incoming coach Rose.
However, failing to qualify for the Champions League could force his hand, despite CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insisting that agent Mino Raiola’s mini-tour of Europe did not guarantee Haaland’s departure this summer.
“We do not have a parallel plan. We will discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola, ”Watzke said. Goal and DAZN. “We also want him to be happy to stay with us, to score goals for BVB next year with conviction. There is no alternative plan. “
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked to moves for the 20-year-old, but a transfer in 2021 would prove very costly.
Haaland has a release clause that goes into effect next summer, so a transfer in 2022 could be more likely.
If Haaland stays in Dortmund, the Bundesliga team could still make a move for Larsson, as it will give him a chance to develop with Rose before becoming the club’s first-choice center forward in 2022-23.
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