*New update on Erling Haaland – go to the end of the article.
19-year-old Erling Haaland is currently one of the most talked-about youngsters in European football and it looks like Manchester United are favourites to sign him.
Erling Haaland currently plies his trade for the Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian League and this season he’s already netted 15 goals in just 12 games for the club.
Yes, as hard as it may be for you to digest but the youngster has scored 26 goals across all competitions scoring 5 hattricks in the process.
Reports in Germany claim Bayern Munich are planning to make a move for Erling Haaland hoping to sign him as a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski.
While Bayern have some serious interest in the teenager but most of the major publications claim it is Manchester United who are the real favourites to sign him – possibly during the January transfer window.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached Erling Haaland while he was playing for Molde and it looks like the Norwegian is using this very same connection in order to lure him to Manchester United.
Ole let both Sanchez and Lukaku leave during the summer but he failed to bring in a proper replacement which is why the club will surely invest in a centre-forward during the January transfer window.
🇳🇴 Erling Haland in 2019/20:
⏰ Games: 18
⚽️ Goals: 26
🎩 Hat-Tricks: 5 pic.twitter.com/TUSRoC48VR
— CheekySport (@CheekySport) November 11, 2019
And if all goes well then this signing could be young Erling Haaland.
It has also been reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had sent out his most trusted scout Simon Wells to watch Salzburg play and he was told to take specific notice of the teenager.
TransferMarkt currently values Haaland at around €30 million but with so many clubs interested in signing him, there’s no way Salzburg will let him leave for so small a price.
Erling Haaland is out of contract at the club in the summer of 2023 and it’s being reported that a fee of around £90 million will be needed in order to convince the Austrian side to let him leave.
Right now ESPN have come out with an exclusive report that Man United have made up their mind regarding Erling Haaland and want to make a move for him during the January transfer window.
While this piece of news can not be confirmed but we know two things pretty well, one is that ESPN is a very reliable source of transfer rumours and second that Man United are in desperate need of a new centre-forward since they haven’t been able to score goals this season.
Man United aren’t the only club interested in signing Erling Haaland and another big name which is being linked heavily with the club is that of Juventus.
Italian outlet Calciomercato have reported that Juve have already made their first offer for the player but are yet to hear back from Red Bull Salzburg.
If this report holds true then surely this will be a huge setback for Man United and their plans to make a move for the wonder-boy.