Rangers alert as Ibrox rivals rocked by potential £65m-rated blow, manager confirms
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Rangers on yellow Dortmund alert amid news of potential £65m blow

Borussia Dortmund are assessing an injury to star striker Erling Braut Haaland just weeks before the German giants play Rangers in the Europa League.

The Norwegian international forward, 21, is widely regarded as an exceptional talent and is already considered one of the best strikers in the world game.

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But as Rangers prepare to visit German shores for the first leg of their knockout round clash with BVB on Feb 17th, Dortmund boss Marco Rose revealed the club faces a sweat over the fitness of Erling Haaland.

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This is after the ex-Salzburg star pulled up with a muscle complaint in the weekend’s 3-2 Bundesliga win over Hoffenheim, with Haaland opening the scoring for his side.

The Norwegian striker would be subbed off just after the hour mark for Axel Witsel but manager Marco Rose was calm with the German side waiting to find out the extent of the thigh problem before passing comment.

“He felt something in his adductor. We have to wait and see,” said Rose [Bundesliga News].

“I can’t say anything about Erling yet. We need to examine him first.”

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland faces Rangers Europa League sweat

In what could be potentially his final year with Borussia Dortmund, Rangers fans now face a double-edged sword when it comes Erling Haaland and his injury situation.

On one hand – the one most Bears will want to play – Dortmund lose an exceptional player and Rangers have a greater chance to win the match over two legs.

But on the other, Rangers fans could miss out on the chance to see the striker play against their side as he prepares to potentially move on from Dortmund.

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Europe’s top clubs such as Man City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be interested in the striker, with Haaland’s release clause dropping to around £65m at the end of the season [Marca].

A phenomenal goalscoring talent, Erling Haaland has netted 80 goals and laid on 21 assists in only 79 Borussia Dortmund games.

Speaking of phenomenal goalscoring talents, read about how an ex-Rangers youth blasted five goals in one game this weekend, albeit at a considerably lower level.

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