Manchester United fail to hijack BVB’s move for Erling Haaland replacement

Only a few clubs are realistically in contention to sign Erling Haaland but reports are strongly suggesting that the Norwegian goal machine will end up at Manchester City this summer.

I’m sure that if Manchester United — or any other top European club for that matter — had their wish, Haaland would be on their transfer list as the 21-year-old striker looks set to call it a day at Borussia Dortmund.

Over the past two years, he has owned the stage at Borussia Dortmund, and now he’s ready for a big move in an attempt to win Europe’s biggest competition, the Champions League.

It’s just a shame that the Daily Mail claim Haaland already has already agreed terms to join City, where he could earn a whopping £500,000-per-week, making him the highest paid player in the Premier League. Dortmund look set to lose him for £63 million (release clause).

United need to look at the transfer market wisely this summer but the focus won’t be on one centre-forward, with a number of key areas to address after a shocking campaign.

In recent months, we have seen links to Benfica striker Darwin Nunez and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

RB Salzberg star Karim Adeyemi is supposedly heading to Borussia Dortmund as Haaland’s replacement this summer, but he could’ve been on his way to United instead, with German journalist Patrick Berger reporting that the Premier League giants attempted to hijack the deal.

United offered the player a deal worth £150,000-per-week and it is understood that he will join Dortmund on a 5-year-contract without a release clause.

Adeyemi turned down that offer as he wanted to join Dortmund.

My biggest concern here is how we are a missing out on alternative targets — as well as key targets — and a lot of that may come down to the fact United didn’t confirm Erik ten Hag as our new manager until April. That gave Dortmund more than enough time to convince the young German.

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