According to a report from The Sun, Red Bull Salzburg are set to demand around £50 million for Erling Haaland in news that may catch Tottenham Hotspur’s attention.
The Daily Star reported earlier this month that Spurs are amongst the list of sides taking an interest in Haaland. The 19-year-old has made a remarkable start to the season.
He has scored 15 goals in just 12 appearances for the Austrian side. Haaland has also made his debut for Norway’s senior side this term.
The Sun reports that Manchester City have joined the race to sign the teenager. And the report has also suggested that Salzburg want around £50 million for Haaland, but are reluctant to let him go in January.
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There is an element of risk attached to making such a substantial bid. Haaland is yet to prove himself in one of Europe’s major leagues. But the signs suggest that he could prove to be a bargain.
He has scored four goals in two games in the Champions League group-stages this term. And the list of clubs chasing his signature highlights that there is something special about him.
Much may depend on how much Mauricio Pochettino has to spend in a future window. With Harry Kane in the ranks, Spurs do not need to prioritise a marquee signing up front.
They could arguably do with greater depth in that area of the pitch. But if a £50 million fee would eat up the majority of his budget, it would perhaps become an even bigger risk to bring Haaland in.