Gers face potential Euro boost as int’l star needs to “make a decision soon”
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Rangers may face Euro boost as future of £135m man uncertain

Rangers could have their hopes of beating Borussia Dortmund increase following comments from star striker Erling Haaland after the side’s recent 5-1 victory against Freiburg.

There has been no shortage of admirers for the Norwegian superstar since his remarkable rise through European football. First starring for Red Bull Salzburg before a move to German giants Dortmund, where has scored 78 goals in 77 appearances for the club.

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“Well for the last six months I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Borussia Dortmund, but now the club has started pressing me into making a decision,” said Haaland to Norwegian broadcaster Viasat.


“All I want to do is play football, but they press me into making a decision now about my future, so that means I have to make a decision soon.

“I have said from the beginning I want to focus on football because that’s when I’m at my best.”

Could Borussia Dortmund lose Erling Haaland in January?

These comments suggest the pressure is on the striker to find a new club in order to maximise the financial windfall the club will receive when he goes, with his market value being estimated at £135m [Transfermarkt].

The 21-year-old has been attracting attention from European heavyweights such as Man Utd, Real Madrid, and Barcelona recently [DailyMail].

Haaland could leave the club in the summer once his £64m release clause becomes active, in what would surely be a bargain for any side looking to sign him. This could mean they would be open to selling the player in January for what would seem an eye-watering fee.

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With the first leg of the Europa League playoff tie taking place in Germany on February 17, the Ibrox side would certainly have a better chance if Dortmund were without the blond superstar in their ranks.

Meanwhile, Rangers-linked loanee Harry Clarke faces a six-week wait to make his Hibs debut and will miss the tie against Rangers.

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