Erling Haaland has left for the german bundesliga and signed a contract until the summer of 2024 with fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund.
UEFA Champions League record-breaker
After being signed in summer 2018, the 19-year-old Norwegian international joined Salzburg in January 2019. After taking a half year to settle into Salzburg, the big striker became a key part of the team at the start of the current season, developing in no time into one of the most outstanding strikers in Europe.
In his 27 matches for us, Haaland scored an incredible 29 goals, of which eight came in the UEFA Champions League. He became just the eighth player in the history of the competition to score a hat-trick on his debut. At the age of 19 years and 58 days old, the Norwegian was the third youngest player to score a hat-trick in a Champions League game. Haaland scored in all of his first four Champions League appearances.
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Sporting director Christoph Freund says:
It is incredible how well Erling developed with us and the kind of outstanding performances he has achieved together with our team. We are proud to have been able to develop another young player to this level. Without putting an exit clause in his contract, we would not have been able to sign him for FC Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018. We wish Erling all the very best for his future, which I am sure will take him to great places.
Erling Haaland says:
Joining FC Red Bull Salzburg was the best decision I have made in my life so far. Just so much has happened in the past year it's hard to believe it all. I had the opportunity to learn so much in a short time in a perfect environment. I am extremely grateful to everyone at the club for that. I am proud to have been a part of this team, and I wish for everyone that the rest of the season can continue to be a success for Salzburg. My journey is taking me to Borussia Dortmund now but I will always look back fondly on my time in Salzburg.