Blow for Manchester United as Haaland teases fans with transfer update

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is likely to be Europe’s most wanted next summer.

The Norway international is spending his winter break in Marbella and he’s reportedly been speaking to locals about his next destination.

It’s not good news for Manchester United fans – or those of other Premier League clubs — who are hoping Ralf Rangnick can persuade the Dortmund striker to pick Old Trafford as his next home. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was unable to do that before him despite their previous working relationship at Molde.

According to ESPN, Rangnick has already told the board at Manchester United that he wants the club to at least attempt to sign Haaland.

However, every football reporter from across the globe is looking to find out where Haaland will move after Dortmund, yet the striker himself appears to have no problems with sharing his next destination with a couple of random folks he met on holiday.

AS state that Haaland told locals: “[Next year] I will play here, in Spain.”

While Barcelona will need to sort out their finance situation, Real Madrid look destined to be in the race for Haaland’s signature – but it wouldn’t surprise us if Atletico Madrid fancied their chances at landing the prolific goalscorer.

According to BILD, BVB are expected to demand a meeting with Haaland’s representatives in the coming days. It is suggested that he will be given until the end of February to make his intentions clear to the board.

The Bundesliga club know that finding a replacement won’t be easy.

SN’s verdict

It will be a real scrap to get Haaland but there’s only one club I see him signing for if he wants to move to Spain next.

That is likely to be Real Madrid, who seemingly want Kylian Mbappe too.

Galactico central!

United’s priority in the summer needs to be a defensive midfielder. If they can add a young but proven goalscorer to the mix, it would be a huge bonus for the next manager.

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