Report: Borussia Dortmund considering move for Jordan Larsson; recently spoke about his Celtic "dream"

By David Walton

April 8, 2021

European heavyweights Borussia Dortmund are considering making a move for Spartak Moscow’s Jordan Larsson, according to Goal.

Larsson is the son of legendary Celtic icon Henrik. Back in December, he talked up the prospect of one day playing for Celtic, telling RT that it would be a “dream” to follow in his father’s footsteps. This was something the Celtic fans were quick to get behind too.

However, he could be set for immediate greater heights with BVB. Goal reports that Dortmund feel Larsson could thrive under new manager Marco Rose, who will take over next season.

They also state that this deal wouldn’t rely on the sale of superstar Erling Haaland this summer. Due to the fact Dortmund need cover up top, Larsson is seen as the ideal solution.

Goal have claimed that David Moyes’ West Ham United are also keen on a move for Larsson.

Move to Borussia Dortmund could put Jordan Larsson to Celtic hopes in jeopardy

Larsson has had a mightily impressive year with Moscow this season. He’s bagged a superb 17 direct goal contributions in only 24 appearances [Transfermarkt]. With a keen eye for goal, a quick turn of pace, and as uperb aerial presence – comparisons with he’s hard are easy to make.

But at 23 years of age, he has the world ahead of him. His breakthrough campaign with Spartak this year follows a footballing education in Sweden and Holland, where Larsson featured for Norrkoping, Helsingborgs, and NEC Nijmegen respectively.

Now, after thriving in Russia, he appears ready for his next move. However, a club of the quality of Borussia Dortmund being reportedly interested is a surprise. It would be one heck of a jump-up for Larsson, both in terms of club stature and league quality.

Jordan Larsson: firing on all cylinders this season / (Photo by Dmitry FeoktistovTASS via Getty Images)

But perhaps more concerning from a Celtic perspective, it puts future hopes of a move to Parkhead in doubt. If he moves to Borussia, we have to accept that he’s lept over Parkhead when it comes to the footballing ladder. He’ll only have eyes for success if he makes the move. And should he indeed secure that transfer, the world is Larsson’s oyster.

It wouldn’t be ideal if we had to wait until his better years were behind him and we became the last stop for him. We’ve done that with players before and it seldom works out. Then again, a move for Larsson this summer feels highly unlikely.

Hopefully, wherever he goes next, he continues to be a resounding success. If it is indeed Dortmund, you can’t help but feel delighted for him.

In other news, Vidar Riseth has urged Celtic to sign a striker who he thinks would be the “best” since Larsson.