Who is Sasa Kalajdzic? The Stuttgart goalscorer wanted by Juventus and Liverpool

Stefan Bienkowski
Who is Sasa Kalajdzic? The Stuttgart goalscorer wanted by Juventus and Liverpool

The Bundesliga is well known for its strikers. There’s Bayern Munich goal scorer Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund and then other strong No.9s like Andre Silva of Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg talisman Wout Weghorst. 

However, the division may be on the cusp of adding a new striker to its talented roster and he could possess the kind of potential to rival all of the goalscorers that currently dominate the German top flight. 

His name is Sasa Kalajdzic and he’s currently scoring goals for fun at Stuttgart as one of the most promising forwards in German football. 

What position does Sasa Kalajdzic play in?

Although the Austrian talent initially began his career at Admira Wacker playing as a midfielder, Kalajdzic’s eye for goal and clear physical stature eventually saw him move further up the pitch until he was established as a clear target man.

After missing most of last season through a cruciate ligament injury, the 23-year-old talent has worked his way into Stuttgart’s first team and established himself as the club’s go-to striker and the man tasked with leading the line each week. 

Who is Sasa Kalajdzic? The Stuttgart goalscorer wanted by Juventus and Liverpool

Who is Sasa Kalajdzic? The Stuttgart goalscorer wanted by Juventus and Liverpool

How good is Sasa Kalajdzic?

Although the young striker is 23, he’s only completed three full seasons of top-flight football in Austria and Germany and is still a relatively unknown quantity. However, what we’ve seen from Kalajdzic this season suggests he’s undoubtedly a star in the making. 

In just 25 league games for Stuttgart, the towering striker has already bagged 13 goals and four assists, with crucial performances coming in the biggest of games. 

Indeed, in his debut season in the Bundesliga Kalajdzic has already picked up goals or assists against the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt. And it was only a few weeks ago that he was bullying a Bayern Munich back-line. 

Such is the player’s stature – standing tall at 6 ft 7 inches and quicker than most defenders – that comparisons to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland are all but inevitable. 

Sasa Kalajdzic’s stats for Stuttgart

Games34
Goals15
Assists5

What clubs are interested in Sasa Kalajdzic?

With only half a Bundesliga campaign under his belt to date, it may be a little too soon for Kalajdzic to begin dreaming of making the move to a bigger club but that hasn’t stopped potential buyers from being linked with the young talent. 

According to reports in Germany, the Stuttgart striker has already attracted the interest of RB Leipzig and Juventus, as well as Premier League sides West Ham United and Liverpool. 

And it may be the Anfield club that have a slight advantage in potentially signing the young talent. 

When recently asked about such rumours, the striker admitted that he’d find it hard to turn down Liverpool if they were to bid for his services. 

“I feel good all around at VfB, but it would be a really tough decision because I like Liverpool a lot. To me, it’s just a special club,” Kalajdzic told Bild.

What is Sasa Kalajdzic’s Instagram?

Kalajdzic’s Instagram account has 28.9k followers as of March, 2021.

Who is Sasa Kalajdzic’s girlfriend?

Kalajdzic’s is currently dating Lorena Grabovac