Man United ‘ready to pay’ Erling Haaland release clause: report

Man United are ready to stump up big to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Ralf Rangnick is in place as until the end of the season, with the German set to stay on in a consultancy role afterwards.

That role is perhaps why Manchester United seem willing to offer the 63-year-old some money to spend. After all, Rangnick definitely knows what he’s doing in the transfer market.

On Tuesday, we covered claims from the Manchester Evening News, who suggested that the gaffer was ‘pushing’ to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Now, we’ve been given more information on that brewing transfer saga. The story comes from Bild, relayed and translated by Sport Witness. Apparently, United are ‘ready to pay’ the £63.3m (€75m) release clause to sign the top-class star.

Understandably, though, the Reds will face stiff competition to acquire Haaland’s services. Real Madrid and Manchester City are thought to be keen.

The release clause doesn’t actually come into effect until next summer, with a whole host of sides keeping a watchful eye on the Norwegian’s situation.

Reds interest in Haaland is nothing new. United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pushed hard to sign the prolific forward when he left Molde for Borussia Dortmund a couple of years ago. Since then, it can be argued he’s the best striker in world football…

The question is, would Haaland want to come to United at this point in time? We’re no longer the top dog in England and, it would probably be pretty tough for him to turn down Manchester City (as much as it pains me to say it…).

United should be doing all they can to try and convince Haaland to move to the Red half of Manchester – but it’s not going to be easy.

Would a Man United move for Erling Haaland make us instant title contenders? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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