Paper Talk: £86m goal machine to snub Man Utd in favour of City switch

Date published: Thursday 7th November 2019 8:43

An £86million goal machine looks set to snub Man Utd in favour of a move to City, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce are chasing a Chelsea star – all in Thursday’s papers.



Erling Haaland’s dad has hinted that the £86m-rated RB Salzburg striker will snub a move to Manchester United to join rivals Manchester City.

Alf-Inge Haaland, a former Man City player himself, has revealed that his son dreams of playing in the Premier League.

While United are desperate to add the 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star for some much-needed firepower, he’s more likely to join the reigning champions, according to his dad.

Alf-Inge told talkSPORT: “He was a Leeds fan and a [Manchester] City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan.

“He followed me but that’s what you do in your youth.

“There’s a difference between being a supporter and having it as a job. But he was born in Leeds.


“I think at one stage he would like to play in the Premier League. When that’s going to happen, I don’t know. It’s a very tough league.

“Up to now he’s ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He’s built for the Premier League at one stage, I think.

“Whether that happens now or at a later stage, we don’t know.”

Speaking of his son’s £86m price-tag, Alf-Inge added: “There are always stories. He’s at Salzburg and he’s at a fantastic club and playing in the Champions League, so in a way there’s no hurry.

“But Salzburg have shown in the past they’re sort of a middle-step club and if they’re going to recruit players in the future they can’t put a stupid price tag on the players, otherwise nobody would like to go there.”

Haaland Jnr scored his seventh Champions League goal in just four games on Tuesday night, in what is his first full season at Salzburg.




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