OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER’S new deal might put Manchester United in pole place to land Erling Haaland subsequent yr.
United narrowly missed out on the Norwegian hitman when he left Purple Bull Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund 18 months in the past.
Man Utd are wanting extra prone to signal Haaland after Solskjaer signed his new contractCredit score: Getty
Haaland might snub Chelsea and Actual Madrid to have a reunion with Solskjaer in 2022Credit score: Getty
The 21-year-old has an in depth relationship together with his fellow countryman and was unwilling to take the possibility on transferring to Manchester if the supervisor was about to be sacked.
Each the striker and his father, former Metropolis star Alf-Inge, admitted they didn’t need to danger working beneath a boss that they had no vibe for if Solskjaer was axed.
The United chief gave Haaland his debut as a teen at Molde when he was managing the Norwegian outfit.
Solskjaer has always obtained common updates on the participant since he changed Jose Mourinho three years in the past.
And now his personal long-term future has been secured after signing a new three-year contract final week, United prime brass hope that may go away them as favourites to signal Haaland subsequent summer time.
Chelsea nonetheless hope to push by a deal earlier than the tip of the present switch window, but there isn’t a signal they are going to be profitable.
That can make Haaland Europe’s most needed man subsequent summer time, when a £63million release clause in his Dortmund contract kicks in.
United would ideally have preferred to do the deal this summer time, however the charge could be increased now, and the money isn’t there after spending almost £120m on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
But if Haaland does, as appears more and more possible, keep in Germany for an additional season, they’re assured they’ll win the assured stampede for his signature.
Haaland started his profession beneath Solskjaer at Molde, and after a yr in Austria, has hit 57 targets in simply 53 begins at Dortmund, making him the most popular younger expertise within the recreation.
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