I’m getting rather sick of writing about Manchester United’s glaring need to sign a new striker, though today’s link certainly gets the excitement flowing.
This isn’t the first time United have been rumoured with a move to sign Erling Braut Haaland, though it does seem as though the story is intensifying.
According to The Guardian, United and Juventus head a 20-strong queue monitoring the progress of the prolific 19-year-old. Furthermore, Haaland’s current club, RB Salzburg, could be open to a summer sale.
Apparently, the Austrian giants are hoping to sell Haaland for more than €60m (£51.6m) in just over six months time, which would represent a huge profit for the side who are giving an excellent account of themselves in the Champions League.
Haaland, who was born in Leeds, has struck 21 times in just 14 appearances this term – including six in three European games.
His stock is rising massively and they’ll be plenty firming up their interest with official bids at the end of the season. For United to be in with any chance whatsoever at adding the Norweigan, a top-four finish and Champions League football is an absolute must.
What does play into United’s hands is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is Haaland’s compatriot and a massive idol of the teenager’s. That said, his father, Alfe Inge, played for fierce rivals City and was on the wrong end of a Roy Keane ‘tackle’ once upon a time. It led to the end of Alfe’s career, so no doubt he’ll have something to say about a proposed Old Trafford switch.