By sending Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarterfinals, Erling Haaland offered another reminder this week of why he is one of European football’s most sought-after transfer targets. Where he’ll be playing next season is anyone’s guess.
In any normal season, Haaland would have his pick of transfer offers from Europe’s big clubs, especially when Dortmund is in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification next season. The Norwegian striker is still only 20 but has shown he can score goals against almost any opposition. His two strikes against Sevilla on Tuesday made him the youngest player ever to reach 20 goals in the Champions League.
He also needed no time to adapt to his new surroundings after his last transfer from Salzburg in January 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic changes all that, though. The already small market for the world’s very best players…