Andy Cole has told The Mirror that he believes Liverpool and Manchester City have a much better chance of signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland – than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United boast.
Haaland, 20, has continued his absolutely sensational form this season since joining Dortmund in January 2020. The seven-time Norway international has scored a whopping 27 goals in just 26 appearances for Dortmund this term, and has 43 in 44 in total.
The striker joined Dortmund for a fee of just £20million (Standard), but his future is already being discussed. His future could be at Dortmund for another season, given that his Dortmund release clause only becomes active in the summer of 2022.
That figure is worth £65million, as per the Standard. So, who will buy him? Many clubs have been linked with a move for Haaland, most notably both Manchester clubs – but Cole has explained why Liverpool, City and others have a chance over United.
“To get these guys to come, Haaland for instance, you’ve got to entice them with something,” said Cole. “You’ve got to entice them with the possibility of winning silverware or being a year away from it.
“These guys are going to have other options, possibly Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, maybe Barcelona.If you’re playing and have the option of all these clubs, where would United really figure at this moment in time?”
TBR’s view – Haaland would thrive in the Premier League
Haaland is built for English football. Pace, power, aerial ability, technical qualities – he is the perfect number nine, and he has absolutely everything, in abundance. Whereas some strikers specialise in certain areas, Haaland specialises in all of them.
He is producing some unbelievable form, all at the age of 20. But Cole is right, Liverpool, City and the two Spanish giants have a much better chance than United given their closeness to silverware. At £65million, he is a bargain.
But another reason that City have a better chance than United could be because his Father, Alfie Inge Haaland, played for City.