Barcelona are among the clubs keen on Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland but are put off by his €100m price tag, say ESPN FC.
Haaland has been in remarkable goalscoring form this season, scoring 26 goals in 18 official matches this season – including a hat-trick against Genk in the Champions League, when he played for just 70 minutes.
Indeed, the Norway international has netted six hat-tricks since May and he has scored 35 goals in his last 21 competitive appearances for club and country.
The 19-year-old was coached by fellow Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde and a recent report in Diario AS claimed that if the manager is still in place at Old Trafford come next summer, the striker will be a primary target or Manchester United, while the same report also spoke of Real Madrid's interest.
Italian agent Mino Raiola will have a significant role in the player’s future but the report outlines how he would be a continuation of Madrid’s recent signing strategy.
Signing young players with a long-term future would follow the path of Rodrygo Goes, Vinicius Junior, Martin Odegaard, Takefusa Kubo and many others for Madrid.
Image via Diario AS