Manchester United want a top center forward in the summer and the names of Harry Kane and Erling Haaland were in the lime light recently.
However, reports now indicate that the Red Devils would be unable to lure the Tottenham star and have settled on the Dortmund striker as their priority target for the next transfer window (Manchester Evening News).
MEN claim that Solskjaer wanted to hire his services when he was leaving RB Salzburg last year but the player decided to move to the German Bundesliga.
The media outlet have mentioned that Man Utd are prepared to push again to finally sign the 20-year-old striker, who has consistently improve in the past year and is one of the best goals corers in the world.
Haaland’s current contract will expire in 2024 but it has a release clause of 75 million euros which can be activated next year. This year, Dortmund can get a mammoth fee and recent reports in Spain (Mundo Deportivo) have suggested that it would require a deal worth 150 million euros (£128million) to get his signing done this summer.
As far as the wages are concerned, the Norwegian striker is currently earning £130,000-a-week with the German side (The Daily Mail). On the other hand, MEN claim that the youngster would demand a mammoth salary of £350,000-a-week to move to a new club. Not to forget, Man Utd’s highest earner, De Gea, gets around £350,000-a-week (The Guardian).
Yesterday, we covered a post depicting the remarkable goal-scoring stats of Erling Haaland, who has been recommended by former Man Utd stars as well.
In your opinion, should Solskjaer break the bank to sign him in the next transfer window?