Why is Haaland sought after?
Since Erling Braut Haaland first broke onto the scene in 2019 for RB Salzburg, a number of top clubs have been vying for his transfer.
According to The Athletic, “Haaland is on the wishlist of a number of top clubs across Europe, including Manchester United and Manchester City, although he is thought to favour a move to Real Madrid”.
The Leeds-born Norweigian is making a name for himself in the German League. In 35 matches for Borussia Dortmund, netting an incredible 35 goals and recording 6 assists.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is very keen to sign Haaland, having coached him at Molde in Norway.
“He has taught me a lot to be calm, and also be on your toes and come to those situation where the ball is coming. It is then you have the chance to score. He deserves a lot of credit for teaching me that.” Via Goal.com
In Haaland’s short career at Dortmund, he has improved his ability on the ball. With his pace and power, he is evolving into a complete forward and one of Europe’s top talents.
Since he signed for Molde from Byrne FK in 2016/17 for a fee £90,000, his value has increased exponentially.
Espn value Haaland currently at around £170m, making him one of the most valuable players in history.
Haaland is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until June 2024. His release clause is activated in June 2022. His clause is £66.6m, of course, Dortmund will be adding on a significant sum as they will be reluctant to let him go.
Chelsea are planning a club-record signing of Haaland, hoping to beat League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City to his signing. (Metro)
Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward has recently given bad news to United that they are unwilling to spend big money this window. He has told Solksjaer that they must be cautious with spending because of the impact that Coronavirus had on the club. (Express)
The Red Devils are still heavily linked with Haaland’s team-mate Jadon Sancho. Dortmund are trying to find a replacement for Sancho, identifying PSV striker Donyell Malen as the best target. This will be good news for United fans as they will be confident that Sancho will be heading away from Dortmund in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)