Man United could pay £85m to sign top 19-year-old striker – report

Manchester United could be forced to pay £85m for RB Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland, according to a report

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Manchester United could be forced to pay £85m to sign RB Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland, according to a report in England.

The Evening Standard is reporting that Manchester United could be forced to pay close to their club transfer record to sign the Norwegian teenager.

The same article states the Red Devils could see Haaland’s asking price “sky rocket” if the Premier League side wait until the end of the season to bid.

According to the same story, the striker’s Austrian employers are demanding €100m (£85m) to sell the prized asset despite bringing Haaland to Salzburg in a £4.5m deal last year.

The report goes on to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been promised significant funds to sign a striker in the upcoming transfer window given his lack of options in his current squad.

The Evening Standard report continues by claiming that the Manchester United manager has asked the club’s scouts to keep a close eye on Haaland in the lead up to the January transfer window.

Manchester United could consider Everton forward Richarlison as an alternative should a move for Haaland fail to come to fruition, according to the same story.

Haaland has scored 15 goals in 12 games in the Austrian top flight, while the Norway international has seven goals in four Champions League outings.

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