April 20, 2021

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United and City ‘on the list’ as Erling Haaland’s ideal transfers detailed

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Manchester United and Man City are reportedly on the list of Erling Haaland’s ideal next transfer destination.

Despite it only just being over 12 months since Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg, the 20-year-old’s phenomenal form at the German club has already seen him linked with another transfer, especially with concerns over whether Dortmund will qualify for the Champions League next season.

United have long been mooted as a potential destination for Haaland, with the Reds attempting to sign him in January 2020 before he eventually went to Dortmund.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has a previous working relationship with the forward from their time together at Molde.

City, meanwhile, could be on the lookout for a striker this summer due to Sergio Aguero’s injury-hit season forcing Pep Guardiola to have to play without a conventional centre-forward at times during this campaign.

Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, also previously played for City.


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Reports in Germany have now claimed that both clubs are one of just six sides Haaland views as a potential next destination.

SportBild claim that Haaland is ignoring transfer interest from Chelsea, instead opting to aim for a move to what he considers an established top club.

United and City are both listed as potential destinations along with Liverpool.

The Anfield club could well be on the lookout for a striker this summer after Roberto Firmino’s inconsistent form this season.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are the other two clubs listed as a potential destination for Haaland but it remains to be seen whether either of the Spanish giants can afford him due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kylian Mbappe has previously been named as Real Madrid’s transfer priority this summer, with the French superstar having just 18 months left on his contract at PSG.

Speaking to the BBC last month, Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola said there are only 10 clubs in the world that can buy his client.

“It is obvious that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it’s so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level,” he said.

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Manchester United were denied a penalty in controversial fashion against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were furious that Callum Hudson-Odoi wasn’t penalised for a handball, as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. The point leaves United 12 points behind leaders Man City, with Crystal Palace the next opponents.

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“He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: ‘How long can we still enjoy them?’ So everyone is looking for the new generation.

“Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy Haaland and give the platform you would like after you’ve been in Dortmund… and four of those clubs are in England

“I don’t think there’s a sports director or trainer in the world who would say ‘not interested’. It’s like saying: ‘Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?'”

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