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Hoffenheim turned down the chance to sign Erling Haaland in the past

By Henrik Petersen

Apparently, Hoffenheim could have signed Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland years ago.

Erling Haaland.
Erling Haaland.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Hoffenheim passed on the chance to bring in Erling Haaland in the past, according to Sport Bild.

The highly-rated youngster, who completed a €20 million move to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg last month, went to Hoffenheim for a one-week trial in 2016 when he was playing for Norwegian outfit Bryne FK.

Haaland made a good impression of himself, and Hoffenheim were willing to offer him a deal that would see him make the move to Germany on his 16th birthday.

However, the parties were unable to reach agreement, because Hoffenheim weren't willing to meet Haaland's wage demands, as per the report from Sport Bild.

The Norwegian youngster demanded €5000 a month, but Hoffenheim weren't willing to offer him more than €2000 in monthly wages.

Instead, Haaland stayed in Norway and joined Molde FK in 2017 before moving on to RB Salzburg in 2018.

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