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Chelsea were among the clubs interested in Norway striker Erling Haaland before his move to Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed how the German club beat other clubs including Chelsea to the signing of the 19 year old striker.
The former RB Salzburg striker has started life in Germany in incredible form, scoring eight goals in just four matches in all competitions, breaking records in the process.
Zorc told Sport Bild: “He seemed to like it!
“We had to reach high to sign Erling and it’s no secret that other well-known clubs were working hard to get him. I was like a little boy (referring to a call he had with Mino Raiola on Christmas Eve to confirm the deal had been done).
“This combination of robustness, quality of finishing, good technique and his speed makes Erling special. In our first conversations there was already a positive atmosphere and we both felt good. Erling and BVB – it fits 100 percent.
“[He also has a] tremendous personality and that suits Borussia Dortmund, our stadium and our fans. That is what defines our club and is exactly what Erling was looking for. Such an atmosphere inspires him – he explodes on the pitch.
“Nevertheless, we will ensure that expectations do not rise immeasurably.”