In football news, John Arne Riise wants Erling Haaland at Liverpool, and predicts Manchester City would be unbeatable with him.
The Norwegian player, as our football news reported just today, confirmed he would miss international duty in October.
Speaking exclusively to Goal, the former Norway defender discussed his countryman’s options ahead of an expected transfer next summer
John Arne Riise would love to see Erling Haaland move to Liverpool. He also fears that, should Manchester City land the Dortmund striker, Haaland would make Pep Guardiola’s side “close to unbeatable”.
The Norwegian goal scoring machine is attracting the interest of all of Europe’s top clubs.
As these European giants know that the 21-year-old will almost certainly move teams next summer, they’re all preparing football transfers.
Haaland, as we understand, has a release clause which would enable him to leave Dortmund for a specific fee.
This amount is between €75 million-€100m (£64m-$87m/£85m-$116m) next summer, and Riise hopes the explosive forward moves to the Premier League.
Particularly, Riise wants him at Liverpool: “I hope Haaland comes to the Premier League. I hope he comes to Liverpool, obviously, but for Norwegian football it is important to get a player like that in the Premier League.”
Football News – John Arne Riise Wants Erling Haaland at Liverpool
John Arne Riise discussed the situation regarding his fellow Norwegian, Erling Haaland, possibly joining either Liverpool or Manchester City.
“Obviously I would love to have him at Liverpool, because he’s an unbelievable player,” Riise said.
“He’s in great form, and I think he would suit [Jurgen] Klopp’s style of football. I also think he would love Liverpool as a club.”
However, the Norwegian went on to say: “But if City got him, wow! You talk about unbeatable teams, then that would be close!”
“Whoever gets Haaland, whether it’s next season or whatever, is going to be an unbelievably strong team for many years to come,” he continued.
“I don’t know if Liverpool have the chance to sign him, but if they do then please do, because that would be unbelievable for the club – or for any club that signs him!”