Haaland latest as Man Utd face new obstacle to January move

Date published: Tuesday 17th December 2019 9:10

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “believes” Manchester United will sign Erling Haaland – but he wants to stay at Salzburg until the summer.

Haaland is one of Europe’s most sought-after strikers after starting the season in sensational form for club and country.

United are one of the frontrunners to sign him, with Solskjaer having flown to Austria to hold talks.

But it has since been claimed that Haaland and his representatives would rather he stay at Salzburg until the end of the summer before considering his options.

“It’s been confirmed that Solskjaer did meet Haaland last Friday,” McGarry told the Transfer Window Podcast.

“Their discussion went well, Solskjaer believes the player is certainly coming to Manchester United.

“But there is a caveat in that Haaland and his dad Alfe-Inge would prefer for the player to spend the remainder of the season at RB Salzburg and continue to score goals there.

“Salzburg of course would prefer that to be the case.

“Then you also have the involvement of Mino Raiola – not Manchester United’s favourite agent, it has to be said.

“But he’s someone they will be forced to deal with in this particular transfer.

“He has hands on commission indeed on a transfer that could reach up to €80-90million should Manchester United reach certain targets including Champions League qualification, titles.”

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