Manchester United are runaway leaders in their Erling Haaland chase as Real Madrid drop their interest, according to Mundo Deportivo, via Kishan Vaghela of the Mail Online.
Manchester United Runaway Leaders in Erling Haaland Chase as Real Madrid Drop Out of Race
Erling Haaland: An Incredible talent
Erling Haaland is perhaps one of the most talented football players in the world, and he is only 19-years-old.
Having lit up both the Austrian Bundesliga and the Champions League with RB Salzburg, Haaland joined Borussia Dortmund in January. This move came despite strong interest from United, who had the added pull of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, former manager of the Norwegian wonderkid at Molde.
In a new league, it was the same Haaland. Upon his move to Germany, the 19-year-old made a tremendous name for himself, scoring a hat-trick off the bench on his debut. In the Bundesliga he has as goal every 57 minutes, and will be a vital part of BVB’s team if and when football resumes.
Despite this, the German outfit may look to cash in on Haaland already in the upcoming transfer window, experiencing financial troubles due to the coronavirus.
What Put Real Madrid Off From Signing Such an Incredible Individual
According to the report, Los Blancos are unwilling to fork out the extensive fees required by superagent and Haaland’s representative, Mino Raiola. The player’s father, Alf-Inge Haaland is supposedly another set-back for the Spanish giants.
This hands United a boost in their chase for the youngster, but it may also be a negative for them.
The Manchester side have a rocky relationship with Raiola, most notably in the case of Paul Pogba. The Frenchman’s agent has been less than desirable to work with, and he has gone on to team up with others like Jesse Lingard, who could be looking for a route out of Old Trafford.