Berlin - Norwegian teenage striker Erling Haaland could be joining Bundesliga
club Borussia Dortmund from Austrian champions Salzburg in the January
winter break, according to reports in Germany on Thursday.
Several German media outlets reported the prolific 19-year-old
forward landed at Dortmund's airport on a chartered plane and was met by
a club representative on Wednesday.
Aged 19 years at 58 days, Haaland became the third youngest player to
score a Champions League hat-trick when he netted three times in a 6-2
victory over Genk in September.
Only Wayne Rooney, England's record goalscorer, and Spain great Raul managed the feat at a younger age.
Haaland, the son of former Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge
Haaland, scored in his first five Champions League matches, claiming
eight goals in the group stage.
Despite his impressive form Salzburg failed to reach the last 16
following a 2-0 loss to defending champions Liverpool in their final
group game on Tuesday.
Dortmund, currently third in the Bundesliga, are looking for a new
striker with Mario Goetze and Spain international Paco Alcacer
struggling for consistency this season.
The German club reached the knockout stages of the Champions League
this week with a 2-1 win at home to Sparta Prague which saw them finish
second in their group behind Barcelona.