The Norwegian goal machine is a prime target for numerous clubs across Europe. His father and his agent Mino Raiola were spotted arriving in Barcelona yesterday before reportedly heading to Madrid for talks.
Solskjaer is focusing on his team only
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would not comment on whether the Red Devils will be making a move for BVB striker Erling Haaland but did suggest that only a certain number of teams can sign the striker. The Norwegian goal machine is a prime target for numerous clubs across Europe. His father and his agent Mino Raiola were spotted arriving in Barcelona yesterday before reportedly heading to Madrid for talks. United tried to sign the 20-year-old last season, but he opted for a move to the Bundesliga instead. And while the club is still interested in adding a forward to their squad, Solskjaer was giving a little away. Solskjaer said at a press conference ahead of the game against Brighton: “Well, I’m focusing on the next two months, and no matter what happens in the world of football, there are only so many places that anyone can go to.”
It will be challenging to land Haaland at Man United
“As I said, we are focusing on those who are here, and although I worked with Erling. It is wrong for me as the manager of Man United to talk about Erling. I can talk about him as his ex-coach, but he will make his mind up.” In short, yes. Solskjaer has said in the past that the club will always look to the best players in the world, and the Man United boss, having managed Haaland before, the pair have an excellent personal relationship. United need a striker this summer with Edinson Cavani’s second season up in the air and Anthony Martial struggles as the No 9. However, it will be challenging to land Haaland as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, and Chelsea are all interested in acquiring him.
Solskjaer was asked about the photos which showed Haaland’s father and Mino Raiola arriving in Barcelona. And he pledged they would try to be more careful with their transfer business. The Red Devils boss said: “I think the way the world is working at the moment, you would like to do all your business quietly. But there are platforms everywhere, there is news, the media makes it more difficult. Who can you trust? Hopefully, we can suddenly sit here with players that no one else has written about. We run our own recruiting business, scouting players that we are interested in. I feel we are doing it the right way. Who we are interested in, who we can go for and who we go for. I will not comment on that.”