Rangers on yellow alert at Dortmund amid news of potential £65m hit

Borussia Dortmund are assessing star striker Erling Braut Haaland’s injury just weeks before the German giants face Rangers in the Europa League.

The 21-year-old Norwegian international striker is widely regarded as an exceptional talent and is already regarded as one of the best strikers in the world game.

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But as Rangers prepare to travel to German shores for the first leg of their knockout clash with BVB on February 17, Dortmund boss Marco Rose has revealed the club are facing a sweat on the physical form of Erling Haaland.

This is after the former Salzburg star went to rest with a muscle complaint in the 3-2 Bundesliga win over Hoffenheim at the weekend, with Haaland opening the scoring for his side.

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The Norwegian striker would be substituted just after the hour mark for Axel Witsel, but coach Marco Rose was calm as the German side waited to find out the extent of the thigh problem before commenting.

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

“I can’t say anything about Erling yet. First we need to examine it.

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland faces the sweat of Rangers Europa League

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

On the one hand – the one most Bears will want to play – Dortmund lose a standout player and Rangers have a better chance of winning the game over two legs.

But on the other hand, Rangers fans might miss the chance to see the striker play against their side as he prepares to potentially leave Dortmund.

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Top European 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 £65million at the end of the season. [Marca].

A phenomenal goalscoring talent, Erling Haaland has scored 80 goals and provided 21 assists in just 79 games for Borussia Dortmund.

Speaking of phenomenal goalscoring skills, find out how a former Rangers youngster scored five goals in one game over the weekend, albeit at a considerably lower level.

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