Erling Haaland

This is going the be the summer of Erling Haaland. The Norwegian phenom is the main target for all the top European clubs that are looking for a new striker.

A number of sides are already hard at work trying to land Haaland, and whoever gets him has a legitimate chance of landing the biggest deal of the last decade.

Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and others are all interested. Starting this summer there is a release clause included in the contract Haaland  signed with Borussia Dortmund in December 2019 for €75 million.

So that’s the price for his current club will get for him and they won’t have a say negotiations as long as the clause is triggered. That’s why now it’s now crucial for the clubs interested to find an agreement with the player and his agent Mino Raiola.

The latest Haaland transfer rumors

Know Haaland better

80 Goals: Since his debut with Borussia Dortmund on January 18th 2020, Erling Haaland has scored 80 times in in 79 Bundesliga games. In the current Bundesliga season, he scored sixteen in fourteen matches played.

  • Juventus: In the summer of 2018, when Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus, there was a though Haaland could join the Italian club as well. After talks, and also a trip to Turin, he then decided to join RB Salzburg in Austria instead with the goal of joining Bundesliga later, as he did.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær: Former Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær was the coach of Haaland when he played for Norwegian’s side Molde and wanted him at Man United as well when Haaland was playing for Salzburg and decided to travel personally to Austria to convince the player, who preferred to join Borussia Dortmund at the end of December 2019.
  • Family: He’s very close to his family and especially to his dad Alfie who was a soccer player himself and played for Leeds (where Erling was born in 2000) and Manchester City in his career. He’s always close to him and his agent Mino Raiola when important decisions have to be made.

Clubs interested

Manchester City and Real Madrid are currently the frontrunners to sign Erling Haaland this summer. Reports are that both clubs are ready to meet his financial demands. Pep Guardiola has been looking for a striker since last year when the club failed to sign Harry Kane and Haaland can be the ideal solution for him, despite Pep’s rumored bad relationship with his agent Mino Raiola. Real Madrid’s aim would be to sign both Haaland and Kylian Mbappé this summer to start a new era at the club. Barcelona are also a club that we need to include in the list. Both President Laporta and coach Xavi won’t deny an interest in the player and Mino Raiola’s relationship with Laporta could be a factor in a deal.

While Manchester United and Liverpool seem behind in the race to sign Haaland, Bayern Munich might also get involved if Robert Lewandowski leaves the club. The Polish striker has a contract until 2023 at the club and he’s seeking a long-term renewal. Reports say that he might decide to leave Bayern this summer if negotiations were to fail and Haaland could be his potential replacement.

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