Goal machine Man Utd let slip ‘begins new transfer negotiations’

Date published: Sunday 26th April 2020 11:56 - Steve Pearson

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Despite switching clubs in the most recent transfer window, Man Utd target Erling Braut Haaland could be on the move again after Borussia Dortmund entered into fresh transfer negotiations.

The Norwegian sensation burst onto the scene this season with Red Bull Salzburg.

28 goals in 22 appearances for the Austrian high flyers grabbed the attentions of Europe’s heavy hitters, with his sparkling goalscoring displays versus Liverpool in the Champions League a particular highlight.

Man Utd were one of a number of clubs who sought to secure his signature in January, though the potential deal broke down amid the player having one key uncertainty about the Red Devils.

A move to the Bundesliga with Dortmund was eventually agreed, where Haaland demolished any concerns that he’d struggle at a higher level by notching a further 12 goals in 11 appearances.

His continued rapid rise has ensured a host of European giants have maintained hope of luring him away from Germany after a short stint, with a recent report revealing one club may be about to succeed.

That club is not Man Utd, however, with Portuguese outlet Abola (via the Daily Star) reporting that Serie A kings Juventus have ‘begun transfer negotiations’ with Dortmund.

Haaland’s representatives are understood to have insisted that a release clause be inserted into his Dortmund contract, ensuring a bigger club would not have to break the bank should they wish to act on their interest.


The signing of Haaland is described as being a ‘priority’ for the Bianconeri’s director of football Fabio Paratici.

The striker is also believed to be high on the radar of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard has made the surprise move of comparing current Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson to a Man Utd legend.

Henderson has emerged as a key man for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with the Reds winning 21 and drawing one of the 22 Premier League games he has started this season.

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The England midfielder was one of the favourites to be named Player of the Year before the league’s suspension, while he has also been at the forefront of the player reaction to the current global pandemic.

Henderson has been praised for his role in the #PlayersTogether movement, which Gerrard sees as typical of his former teammate.

“Obviously I played with him for numerous years with Liverpool and England,” said the Rangers boss.”A very fit, athletic boy who’s selfless in his approach on the pitch, puts everyone else above himself.

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