Alexander Sörloth adds to the list of Norwegian footballers in the German Bundesliga after his move from Trabzonspor, where he was initially a loan player from his parent club Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.
Dealing with Sörloth’s transfer, Leipzig had to deal directly with Crystal Palace in order to get smooth sailing in the transfer process.
For Haaland, he moved from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund after a failed attempt by Manchester United to secure his services.
In an interview with Sport1 granted by Haaland, the Norwegian disclosed how he was part of the process which led to Sörloth’s decision to move to the German league despite offers from Tottenham Hotspur and some unnamed clubs in Europe.
According to Haaland, Sörloth asked if it was better for strikers to excel in the German first division. The Dortmund sensation, however, replied encouraging the promising attacker to prefer a move to Leipzig.
. “I talked a lot with my father, but also with Erling,” said the 24-year old in an interview with Sport1 as cited by Fussball Transfers.
He further went on to disclose how his national teammate influenced his overall decision.
“He told me everything about the Bundesliga, especially that it is possible for strikers here can score many goals and that games are often played with the visor open and at high speed. I liked everything very much.”
Leipzig paid over 20 million euros including bonuses to his club. The Norwegian attacker during the previous league campaign bagged over 33 goals in all competitions.
He is expected to light up the attacker alongside Dani Olmo, Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Fosberg and Hwang Hee-Chan.