It was no coincidence that the representatives of Erling Haaland, father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola, traveled to Spain recently to talk to Barcelona, and then Real Madrid, mere days before the Norwegian striker lines up for Borussia Dortmund against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash. That is according to Melissa Reddy of the Independent, who writes that Haaland is most likely to play in the Premier League next season, with the two Spanish giants in difficult financial positions.
Both sides of Manchester are in the very small group of clubs who have the financial power to bring the 20-year-old star in, which means to pay a huge transfer fee and extremely lucrative wages, and both are very much interested.
City will have the chance to feel his quality first-hand soon. They also have a vacancy in their team, with the departure of Sergio Aguero at the end of the season confirmed. Silverware is practically guaranteed at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola, but United will be hoping that Haaland would rather be a vital part in a potential resurrection of United’s former greatness than just another tool of success for their newly risen neighbours.
Chelsea are in the race as well, having already shown the ability to attract top attacking talent from Germany.
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