Man United ‘drop out of race to sign Erling Haaland after accepting he wants to join Real Madrid’
Manchester United ‘has withdrawn the race to sign Erling Haaland and will move on to other striker targets after accepting the Borussia Dortmund striker’s desire to join Real Madrid’
- Erling Haaland expected to leave Borussia Dortmund this year for £64million
- The Borussia Dortmund attacker will be the target of elite European clubs
- Manchester United have withdrawn from the race to sign Haaland, reports say
- United reportedly believe that Haaland wants to go to Real Madrid so will move on
Manchester United have withdrawn from the race to sign Borussia Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland, according to reports, as they have accepted the player’s intention to join Real Madrid this summer.
The Norwegian attacker is expected to leave Dortmund this summer with a £64 million release clause that will be available for clubs to activate later this year.
With 79 goals in 78 games in his two years at Signal Iduna Park, Haaland will be the target of some of the best clubs in the world such as Manchester City, Chelsea, Real and Barcelona who are all linked to the 21-year-old.
Manchester United have withdrawn from the race to sign Erling Haaland (above), reports say
United have reportedly accepted that Haaland wants to join Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid
But according to ESPNMan United will not make a move for the Norwegian this summer and will target other strikers after hearing that Haaland’s first choice is Spanish giant Real.
United currently have Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga and Mason Greenwood as their forwards – but all but the last three have been linked with a move at Old Trafford.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real are also interested in signing PSG forward Kylian Mbappe alongside Haaland this season, with the Spanish giants seeing two bids rejected for the French World Cup winner last summer.
United have many attacking options at Old Trafford, but some are questionable
Meanwhile, Haaland himself has complained about pressure from current club Dortmund to either sign a new contract with the club or make a decision on what his next club will be.
“For the past six months I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Borussia Dortmund,” Haaland told Norway’s broadcaster. viasat this month. “But now the club has started to pressure me to make a decision.
“All I want to do is play football, but they (Dortmund) are urging me to make a decision about my future now. That means I have to make a decision quickly.’
Haaland claimed Dortmund is pressuring him to make a decision amid interest from elsewhere
However, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has responded to Haaland’s comments by insisting Dortmund have not yet opened talks with the player, leaving them confused by his recent allegation.
“Erling’s statements surprised us a bit,” the Dortmund chief said kicker. ‘Right now there is no deadline, no deadlines, there have not even been any discussions.
‘But it is clear, understandable and only professional that we want and need to have a conversation.’