Manchester United have suffered a blow as their pursuit to sign Borussia Dortmund goal-machine Erling Haaland has seemingly ended unsuccessful.
According to ESPN, Manchester United are out of the race to sign the Norwegian striker, with the club ready to focus on alternative attacking options.
United reportedly came to this conclusion having been made aware the BVB forward favours a summer move to Real Madrid, which also comes as a blow to other Premier League clubs hoping to sign Haaland. For instance, Man City have reportedly made Haaland their prime target for the summer.
The 21-year-old is expected to leave Dortmund at the end of the season when his €75 million release clause kicks in.
This will be the second time United have failed to sign Haaland after he snubbed a move to join Dortmund in January 2020, but the club’s interest in the player dates back to when he was just 16 playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Molde.
A previous report from ESPN claims Haaland wants wages of €550,000-a-week.
I wasn’t really expecting Haaland to join United because he is not going to join a team struggling to get into the top four, at this stage of his career when he will be aiming to win the Champions League.
Now we need to find an alternative who isn’t Odion Ighalo.