‘Devastating’ – Ferdinand urges Man City and Man Utd to join Liverpool


Expert Rio Ferdinand believes Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland should snub Man City and Man Utd in favor of Liverpool.

The Norway international could leave Dortmund next summer once his release clause becomes active. Reports claim different prices but are believed to be between £ 64 million and £ 68million.

When agent fees are added, a deal can cost over £ 250million. This means that only the richest clubs in Europe will be able to afford the striker.

Man City, Male Utd and Liverpool have all been linked with Haaland. On the continent, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are watching him.

Despite early interest, Spanish titans Real Madrid are now focusing all of their attention on PSG striker Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman will be cheaper as his contract at the Parc des Princes expires in June.

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Haaland will not appear in the Champions League upon his return from injury after Dortmund’s 3-1 loss to Sporting. The forward is expected to be in good shape again in January after suffering from a hip problem last month.

Asked about the player’s future, Ferdinand said BT Sport (Going through Goal): “I think it suits other teams better [than Man City].

“If he goes to Liverpool, it’s a devastating trio. I don’t think it’s that hard for him to adjust if he goes to Liverpool. It’s a different system.

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Reds boss Jurgen Klopp may be asking for a new striker soon. Roberto Firmino is now 30 years old, while Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are both 29 years old. This means that long-term successors must be found within the next two years.

Haaland’s chilling pace and sublime strength would help him adjust to Klopp’s aggressive playstyle.

The star has scored an incredible 70 goals in 69 appearances since joining Dortmund in January last year.

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Haaland agent hints at La Liga move

the representative of Haaland, the Dutch-Italian agent Mino Raiola, recently suggested that his client could move to Spain.

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In an interview with Cuatro Sports, the 54-year-old said: “Right now you can’t talk about anything, if you want Christmas. I’m not talking about the market.

“Haaland loves Spain, he really loves his home in Spain. After that, it is too early to say where he will play next year. It’s not good either.

Barcelona are an admirer of Haaland but would not have the means to strike a deal. Their debt stands at around £ 1.15 billion, hence Lionel Messi’s summer exit.

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