I sound like a broken record, but Manchester United’s need for a new 20+ goal-a-season man is already glaringly obvious. I guess we should have expected that, particularly after letting Romelu Lukaku without replacement.
Well, one name is popping up on the back pages with increasing regularity; Erling Braut Haaland. The latest story in the saga we covered came from The Guardian, who reckon that the Reds are heading a 20-strong queue to sign the mega-talented teenager.
Well yesterday, Italian media outlet Tuttosport offered another update on Haaland’s future. Apparently, the United transfer target will cost the eventual buyer a huge £86million, with his current club, RB Salzburg, slapping that price-tag over his head.
After scoring 22 goals in 16 games, including seven in four in the Champions League, you’d have to say that the 19-year-old born in Leeds would be worth it.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is intent on building a youthful United team and Haaland certainly fits that bill. Despite the fact that the interest in the Norweigan is huge, you’d hope that the Baby Faced Assassin being his countryman could play into the Red Devils’ hands.
However, the club has to do their bit on the field. You’d imagine that United would have no chance whatsoever at landing Haaland unless there is Champions League football on the table. Right now, unfortunately, that simply doesn’t look likely…