By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 14:27 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 14:27 GMT, 1 January 2020
Erling Haaland's desire to 'absolutely' want to move clubs in January prevented RB Leipzig from making a move for the Norwegian striker, according to the club's sporting director Markus Krosche.
Haaland chose to join Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg for £18million at the weekend, after favourites Manchester United were reluctant to meet the demands of the player's agent Mino Raiola and his father Alf Inge Haaland.
After scoring 28 in 22 games for Salzburg, Haaland will join Dortmund on Friday, having signed a contract to keep him at the club until 2024.
Erling Haaland's wish for a January move ruled RB Leipzig out of the running for his services
Haaland joined Borussia Dortmund at the weekend and leaves Red Bull Salzburg
But speaking to Bild, Krosche said that it was Haaland's will to secure a January transfer, rather than a summer move, away from the Austrian side that ruled Leipzig out of the running.