Borussia Dortmund identify Sasa Kalajdzic as Erling Haaland replacement. He has scored 13 times for Stuttgart in 26 appearances this season.
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Borussia Dortmund managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Monday that the Bundesliga club had no Plan B to cover for the potential loss of in-demand Norway striker Erling Haaland this summer, with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United all linked with a move for the 20-year-old.
However, as Dortmund go into the final few games of the 2020-21 season seeking to secure a Champions League place for next season – a fundamental part of the club’s plan to persuade Haaland to remain at the Westfalenstadion – its technical staff have started to prepare for the eventuality and have identified a replacement for the Norwegian: Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic.
According to Kicker, Dortmund have started to take more than passing interest in the 23-year-old Austria international, who has scored 13 times for Stuttgart in 26 appearances this season.
Dortmund are not alone in watching Kalajdzic, with reports that Leipzig are also considering a summer move for the striker, who has a release clause of €30 million in his contract, which runs until 2023.
Credit: AS English