Liverpool to battle Arsenal in race to sign striker dubbed as the next Erling Haaland

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly within the race to signal Nordsjaelland striker Andreas Schjelderup, who has been dubbed the following Erling Haaland.

As per Calciomercato (h/t TeamTALK), Sevilla are additionally monitoring the up-and-coming striker’s progress and have already had a £3.5 million bid rejected. The Danish aspect is holding out for a suggestion within the area of £17.5 million for the Norwegian.

Liverpool’s want so as to add to their assault is obvious. The Reds could have signed Darwin Nunez from SL Benfica this summer time. Nevertheless, additionally they noticed necessary squad gamers in Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino depart the membership.

Furthermore, 30-year-old Roberto Firmino is slowly coming into the twilight of his profession and is on a contract that runs out in the summertime of 2023. It’s price mentioning that the Reds missed out on signing Haaland up to now.

In accordance with his father, Alfe-Inge Haaland, Liverpool had been among the many groups that had been linked with the Norway worldwide earlier than his transfer to Manchester Metropolis in June this yr. He instructed The Huge Resolution documentary on Viaplay (h/t TeamTALK):

“On our checklist, I feel Metropolis is the perfect crew. [Bayern] Munich is quantity two. Now we have Actual Madrid as quantity three, Paris Saint-Germain as quantity 4.”

“We even have some English groups apart from Metropolis who’re fairly good, Liverpool and Chelsea. Additionally, there may be Barcelona. They’re kind of in the identical row.”

The Merseyside giants is not going to need to repeat the identical mistake now that the following huge factor from Norway is evidently in the marketplace. Arsenal signed Gabriel Jesus from Manchester Metropolis however noticed Alexandre Lacazette depart on a free switch to Olympique Lyonnais in the summertime.

Schjelderup, in the meantime, has scored 5 instances and assisted as soon as in 10 Superligaen video games for Tigrene throughout the present marketing campaign.

Liverpool and Arsenal goal idolizes Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard

Talking in an interview with TV2 (h/t GOAL) final season, Schjelderup admitted that he fashions his recreation on Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta.

Nevertheless, he went on so as to add his admiration for 2 of Norway’s most proficient gamers of the present technology. Schjelderup stated:

“Andres Iniesta is the participant I at all times seemed as much as. His unbelievable close-range approach made him a favourite. However I additionally very a lot look as much as Martin Odegaard and Erling Haaland, particularly the latter’s insane mentality.”

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This might play in Arsenal’s favor contemplating Odegaard is presently an enormous a part of supervisor Mikel Arteta’s plans and is the membership’s captain. Liverpool, then again, had been one of many academies Schjelderup visited in 2020 earlier than selecting to hitch Nordsjaelland for extra first-team alternatives.

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