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Manchester United in contention to sign €75m striker

Manchester United will make another attempt to strike a deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to claims made by The Athletic correspondents.

The Manchester-based club were keen to sign the Norweigan striker in the last January transfer window.

However, their reluctance to meet the valuation of the agent fee and insert a release clause in the striker’s contract saw him joining the German club at that moment.

Since moving to Signal Iduna Park, the 20-year-old has recorded 21 goals and five assists from 23 matches, having already gathered loads of plaudits from across the globe.

He is definitely a superstar-in-the-making.

Although his current contract with the German side remains until June 2024, he has a €75m release clause in his contract that will get activated next summer.

Speaking to the ‘Talk of the Devils‘ podcast, the reporters from the Athletic claimed that Manchester United’s relationship with Borussia Dortmund had not shattered due to the former’s failure in landing their no.1 target Jadon Sancho in the summer.

Hence, Haaland moving to Old Trafford next summer could be a possible scenario.

It is expected that not Manchester United but several European heavyweights are preparing their bids in a bid to acquire his services.

Manchester United signed Edinson Cavani for free in the latest summer transfer window, making the ‘El Matador‘ the new No.7 of the club.

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  1. Stewart

    14 October 2020 at 17:29

    It would be nice to think Utd really were in contention to sign him, but the fact is that Utd weren’t prepared to pay 25 Million for him earlier this year so they’re not going to pay 75 million any time soon.

    • Jyotirmoy Halder

      14 October 2020 at 19:09

      No, the last time, as I mentioned in the piece, the Haaland deal collapsed because of ‘their reluctance to meet the valuation of the agent fee and insert a release clause in the striker’s contract.’

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