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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he is “following” fellow Norwegian and prolific striker Erling Haaland.
The United manager played an important role in the 20-year-old’s development, coaching the forward during his time as Molde manager in 2017.
Haaland He was on United’s wanted list for 12 months after they failed to catch him in January 2020.
Solskjaer even flew in to see the forward after he scored 29 goals in 27 games for RedBull Salzburg.
United, although it apparently resisted the rate its agent Mino Raiola wanted. Instead, the Norwegian secured a move to Borussia Dortmund for just £ 17.2 million.
Furthermore, Ed Woodward is alleged to have objected to the Haaland field’s insistence that a release clause be inserted into his Old Trafford contract.
Since then, that clause has been inserted into his contract in Dortmund. . This establishes that he can now leave the Westfallonstadion in 2022 if any club matches his release fee of £ 63 million.
And according to Solskjaer, he is still following the forward, who has scored 38 goals in just 40 appearances in Germany.
Solskjaer told Norwegian outlet VG: “It is clear that Erling will have a fantastic race. I’m following Erling. I’ve always said that.
“Was it 18 months that we spent together or something like that? Almost two years, maybe. A wonderful time.
“He will definitely have a great career for both Norway and his club. He’s doing incredibly well for Dortmund so we’ll see where he ends up.
“As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, of course it’s fun that he does it so well.
“We will do what we can to become a better team. He will do what he can to become a better player.
Where does it end? I don’t want to say anything more than that. Wish you all the best. Whatever decision I make is up to him. “
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According to Don balon, Dortmund “assume” that Haaland will leave if they don’t finish in the top four this season.
The German club already has financial problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Failing to qualify for the Champions League would only compound their problems.
In addition to the LaLiga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, The Premier League trio United, Manchester City and Chelsea want him, according to the source.
The Norwegian international’s € 75 million buyout clause is only valid in 2022. However, its impact has been such that the suitors seem willing to pay Dortmund whatever price they put on the player.
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