According to Manchester Evening News, Ralf Rangnick has made contact with Alf-Inge Haaland regarding Erling Haaland’s future. The youngster is linked with every other big club in the top five European leagues. Ralf Rangnick has previously worked with both Erling and Alf-Inge Haaland during his time at RB Salzburg.
Manchester United appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager till the end of the season. After his managerial stint, he will have a consultancy job at the club for two years. Erling Haaland is a part of Ralf Rangnick’s research for recruiting the correct players. The player has all the options to him about his future and can move wherever he wants.
Borussia Dortmund would like Erling Haaland to stay for one more season with an increase in his wages. Moreover, Haaland has a £63.8 million release clause which will become active next summer. Big clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested in the Norwegian striker. However, his transfer fee and wages are a big question for all the clubs.
Manchester United have an advantage of Ralf Rangnick over the other competitors. Rangnick has previously worked with the player and it will be easier for both of them to work together again. Moreover, the German manager has also worked with Alf-Inge Haaland when Erling Haaland’s move to Salzburg was confirmed.
What can Erling Haaland offer to Ralf Rangnick and his side?
Erling Haaland is a born goalscoring machine and does not look like stopping. He has scored 19 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions this season. He is just 21-year-old and is in the race for most goals scored along with Europe’s most elite strikers. The Norwegian striker has all the characteristics a striker should have which has resulted in strong interest from all the clubs in Europe.
Erling Haaland has a very good physique to muscle off defenders and steal the ball. Moreover, he also has a good pace to drift past the defenders and is also very useful on counters. His height helps him in winning aerial duels and makes him a good target for crosses and set-pieces.
Manchester United have Ronaldo and Cavani who are both ageing but still very dangerous. They need to replace the strikers with very active goalscorers so as to not face problems later on. Moreover, Erling Haaland will perfectly suit Rangnick’s tactical approach of high pressing. United may appoint a permanent manager in the summer and a signing like Haaland is beneficial for all the clubs around the world.
If Manchester United have set their minds on Erling Haaland then they should be very quick with finalizing the deal. Many big clubs are ready to pounce on a failed deal for a player like Haaland’s quality. He is one of the wonder kids in the world right now and clubs are hungry to get his signature. He will offer a lot more than United fans have thought of. Moreover, he will also be a signing for some years to come because of his young age and high probability of a long contract.
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