The future of Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has taken a new twist after Manchester United boss Solskjaer spoke about his compatriot.
Dortmund want Haaland long-term
It seems almost fiction that Erling Haaland has been with Borussia Dortmund for more than a year now. The Norwegian striker, who joined BVB from Red Bull Salzburg in the January window of 2020, has become part of the fabric of the Bundesliga ever since his arrival.
He continued his fine goalscoring form since his rise to fame in Austria after initially developing in his homeland of Norway. His goalscoring feats have set him up with several links to high-profile clubs across the continent.
However, the Dortmund director Michael Zorc recently spoke out about the clubs intentions to have the 20-year old for the long term.
“We plan for the long term with Erling. [Rumours] do not have to be dealt with at all,” he said. “I will see him with us for a long time.”
“You don’t have to ground him at all. He exudes such a positive dynamic. Why should we slow it down now? He is leading the way, that is very good for us. I do not believe in artificially slowing positive developments.”
With the amount of interest in the forward, anything could still happen this summer.
Solskjaer’s Haaland admission
Manchester United could be one of the clubs which will be vying for the forward’s signature this summer. Perhaps with the added incentive of reuniting former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Haaland.
Speaking recently, Solskjaer admitted to keeping track of Haaland since the pair parted ways.
“Erling is going to have a fantastic career. I follow Erling. I have always said that. Was it 18 months we had together or something like that? Almost two years, perhaps. A fantastic time,” said Solskjaer to VG.
“He will surely have a super career both for Norway and his club. He is doing incredibly well for Dortmund. We will see where he ends up. As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, it is of course great that he is doing so well.”
“We are going to do what we can to become a better team, and he will do what he can to become a better player. Where he ends up? I do not want to say anything else. I wish him all the best. What choice he makes is up to him.”
Any deal would require a significant fee and one which would most likely take up most, if not all of United’s summer transfer budget.