Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland would cost the likes of Man Utd and Man City a total fee in the region of £254m, according to Toni Kroos’ agent.
Haaland is only 21-years-old but he has already been able to establish himself as one of the best strikers in world football.
After spells at Bryne and Molde in Norway, Haaland joined Red Bull Salzburg in 2019.
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The attacker made his debut in the Champions League with the Austrian side. He scored an impressive 28 goals from his 22 outings in 2019/20.
The Norwegian international was linked with a move to Man Utd before he joined Dortmund during the winter transfer window last year.
Haaland’s goalscoring exploits have continued in Germany. He has scored 70 goals from just 69 outings for the Bundesliga outfit.
The striker is expected to leave Dortmund next summer as he will have a release clause of £68m. Man Utd and Man City have been among the clubs linked with him.
Volker Struth – the agent of Kroos and Chelsea’s Timo Werner – has told COPE (as reported by Manchester Evening News) that the fee for Haaland could reach €300m (around £254m):
”Haaland has a release clause. The entire package with five-year salary and commission for the agent will probably be on the border of 250 to 300 million euros.
”Ten percent more or less will not be what will lead him to make a decision. He wants to win titles.”
Back in September, Gary Neville called for Man Utd to sign Haaland so he could partner Cristiano Ronaldo up front:
“I think Manchester United next year will lose probably Anthony Martial, they’ll lose Juan Mata [and] Edinson Cavani will leave because they got another year out of him. So it will free places to be filled,” Neville said.
“If Haaland becomes available next summer and they want to do a deal with his agent. This is the big thing with Haaland – then Manchester United should go for him. And I don’t think Cristiano coming prevents Haaland joining.
“Cristiano has played with Karim Benzema, with Gareth Bale, with all these great Galacticos at Real Madrid. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wouldn’t put him on the bench, why would you put him on the bench? You can fit two strikers in a team, surely.”
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