Napoli ‘expect prolific striker to sign for Man Utd’ as they pull out

Date published: Tuesday 29th October 2019 9:38

Napoli expect RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland to join Manchester United after the Serie A club reportedly pulled out of the race.

Haaland has six goals in three Champions League matches this season, leading to rumours that United and Arsenal were set to go head-to-head to sign him.

And with Haaland also boasting an incredible record of 12 goals in ten league appearances, the player’s father – former Leeds and Man City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland – has also played his part to talk up his son’s future.

The teenager recently admitted that he is flattered by the reports, but insisted “it’s f*cking boring” to keep reading about it.

And Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claims that Napoli have now withdrawn from the battle for Haaland with United’s financial power proving too much for the Serie A outfit.

“Definitely in a great club,” Loris Boni, a Napoli scout, is quoted as saying. “Salzburg, an excellent team, can only be a springboard for someone like him.

“If, then, his compatriot Solskjaer remains as coach at Manchester United, I think he can go there.

“Solskjaer was also the one who gave him his debut at Molde, as he coached the club at the time.”

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