23/08/2021; 1:58 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Erling Haaland remains a wanted man in world football and it seems like the race to sign the striker could get more intense.
Still only 21, the Norwegian has taken the world by storm and has shown he is no one-season wonder after completing a move to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg.
With the Bundesliga giants last season, he bagged a respectable 27 goals in 28 games and proved his worth as an instant figure in Borussia Dortmund’s ranks.
He hasd this season on a good note once again, with two goals to his name. With all of that in mind, it is no surprise to see that the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs have at one point been linked to the youngster.
Given the current football market and the inflation within, it is hard to see how much exactly Haaland would cost, especially given how Dortmund played hardball with Jadon Sancho.
It would make sense that only an outrageous fee will tempt Dortmund to sell in any way, given that their prized asset is one of the biggest young prospects to emerge in quite some time.
As it stands, Haaland still has a contract with Dortmund until 2024 but there appears to be a twist regarding his contract. It is well documented that the 21-year-old has a release clause of £68m that will be active from next summer.
However, a new report from Marca via talkSPORT now claims that the release clause could be made active as early as January, meaning a January switch for the forward could yet happen.
Chelsea have already signed Romelu Lukaku and it will make sense that they won’t make a move for Haaland. However, the report claims that Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool could all make moves for the youngster.
It is interesting to mention that there is no mention of Spanish sides in the new report, contradicting earlier reports from last week, which will be discussed below.
Just recently, we reported about a possible blow for English clubs regarding the move for Haaland, particularly Manchester United. The report from Spanish media more or less claimed that Los Blancos have agreed a deal in principle to sign the Norwegian in the summer of 2022.
However, if the latest reports are true, it means Real Madrid’s plan could face a major dent as any of the aforementioned English sides could now have a go at Erling Haaland in January.
Logically, it would appear that Dortmund will do everything in their power to keep Haaland but that might no longer be in their power at this point.