In a recent report, The Daily Mail has claimed that Chelsea have identified Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland as a ‘dream purchase’. However, it is believed that the Blues could face competition in the form of Manchester United and Manchester City in pursuit of the Norwegian frontman (via The Daily Mail).
Haaland’s Outstanding Form At Signal Iduna Park This Season
Haaland is enjoying another wonderful season at Dortmund as he has continued to dazzle on the offensive end of the field. The 20-year-old has made 30 appearances for the German side this term, finding the back of the net on 31 occasions while securing eight assists in multiple competitions.
The Norway international has been remarkably consistent in the attacking third because he is averaging 3.2 shots, 0.9 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per game in this Bundesliga campaign. He has fared even better in Europe, where he is averaging 4.0 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game in the UEFA Champions League thus far (stats via whoscored).
The Dortmund whizkid has established himself as one of Europe’s most lethal goal-scorers, so it would be a mammoth coup for the Blues if they can get a deal done to bring him to Stamford Bridge at the end of this season.
What Will The Norwegian Marksman Add To Thomas Tuchel’s Side?
Haaland can utilise his quickness and agility to breeze past his marker in the final third. He has transformed himself into an unforgiving finisher in front of the opposition goal over the past 18 months. Furthermore, the seven-time Norway international can strike the ball with a lot of power and can make full use of his powerful 1.94m frame to dominate the opponent’s penalty area with conviction.
A striker of Haaland’s attacking skillset will be an excellent addition for any top club in Europe, including the Blues. However, the Dortmund star is expected to have a lot of admirers in the summer, which is why Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will have to move quickly and make a big-money offer to have any chances of recruiting the talented forward.
Haaland will undeniably be a significant upgrade over Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham. Plus, he could potentially form a devastating attacking partnership with Timo Werner at West London in the coming seasons.