Manchester United ‘will rival Real Madrid in pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland’ with both clubs aiming to trigger the striker’s £ 63m release clause
- Manchester United are still interested in signing Dortmund star Erling Haaland
- The Norwegian prodigy is one of the most popular strikers in world football
- Real Madrid is also keeping an eye on Haaland, who has a £ 63 million release clause
- Haaland has been in a sparkling form since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg
Manchester United would rival Real Madrid in a future transfer match for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to reports.
The Norwegian prodigy joined the Bundesliga giants in the January transfer window, and his prolific form for the target has cemented his reputation as one of Europe’s leading snipers.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had conversations with Haaland over the winter, but Old Trafford chiefs cooled their interest as the player’s representatives urged to include a release clause in his contract.
Manchester United take on Real Madrid to sign Erling Haaland from Dortmund
Desperate for another striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously had conversations with Haaland
But ESPN claims United is still interested in making a deal for Haaland when it is time to leave Dortmund.
However, they will face stiff competition from Real Madrid, which is looking for a long-term replacement for the aging Karim Benzema.
The Spanish giants have fought for goals this season and leaned heavily on Benzema, despite investing £ 62 million to contract Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer.
And a release clause that was included in Haaland’s contract when he moved to Germany in January has put the Spanish giants on edge.
The 19-year-old is set to leave for £ 63 million from next summer, a fee well below his market value.
The Norwegian child prodigy has been in sensational form all season in Austria and Germany
Dortmund are thought to be hoping to take another season out of him, but with Jadon Sancho expected to leave the club this summer and reluctantly letting two key players leave in the same window.
United has been chasing a striker since Romelu Lukaku left for Inter Milan in the summer.
Odion Ighalo was loaned in January and, all of Solskjaer has not ruled out that the move is permanent, the club is still chasing an attacker.
Haaland has scored 12 goals in 11 games for Dortmund since his arrival from Salzburg, bringing his season status to 40 in 33 games in all competitions.