There are very few players in world football, if any, who are more exciting to watch at the moment than Erling Haaland. The Norwegian has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past couple of seasons to the point where he is being linked with every European giant, including Manchester United.
And it is not hard at all to see why these clubs would want to sign the striker. Haaland has been scoring for fun recently and the fact that he is just 20 years of age means that he is only going to get better from here, which is a very exciting thought.
While Haaland is certainly a man in demand, a summer transfer might not be on the cards for him. Borussia Dortmund are believed to be looking for around €150 million for the striker, which might be too steep of a transfer fee for any club to meet, especially in the current financial climate.
A transfer in the summer of 2022 is not out of the question though and it is believed that a release clause will be activated in his contract then. His recent comments could be a worry for the Red Devils though. While talking with Viaplay and as reported by 90 Min, he said:
"“Borussia Dortmund say I’m 100 per cent staying this summer? I have a contract for a couple of years, so I am respectful towards my contract. A Champions League spot secured was so important to me, I want to play Champions League football. And I’ve big dreams. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. So I want to win more trophies.”"
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Trophies have been hard to come by for Manchester United in recent years
The Red Devils had a brilliant chance to win their first piece of silverware under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Europa League final on Wednesday. But the club could not get it done on the night and lost out to Unai Emery’s Villarreal side.
This was the fourth straight trophyless season for Manchester United, something that they need to change as soon as possible.
Of course, this could very well serve a blow to their chance of signing Haaland. Chances of winning trophies looks like something that will play a huge factor in choosing his next club. As a result, would he be open to joining a club that has not won one in four seasons now and last won the Premier League title back in 2013?