Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Braut Haaland could be available for a lot less than you might think in just two years’ time, according to an Italian report.
The Norwegian’s transfer saga was one of the most compelling chapters in the January transfer window.
Despite persistent and intense interest from Man Utd, the 19-year-old made the decision to switch Austria for Germany and sign on the dotted line for Dortmund.
That decision appears to have been vindicated in just a few short weeks, with Haaland notching an incredible 11 goals in seven games for his new club to make it 39 from 29 in all competitions this season.
The Red Devils eventually landed Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo late on deadline day instead, but with his deal only a six-month loan, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need to re-address his striking conundrum in future windows.
Now, a report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal) has revealed that Haaland could be back on Utd’s radar and available for what will surely be a bargain price when the time comes.
The report states that ‘Haaland has a clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract meaning he could leave for €75 million in 2022.’
That figure (approximately £62.7m by current exchange rates) would surely represent outstanding value if Haaland maintains even a fraction of the form he is currently displaying for Dortmund.
At 19-years-of-age, the Norwegian will still only be 21 in 2022 and would still have the best days of his career ahead of him at that time.
Acquiring the hitman won’t be straight forward, however, with the report going on to claim that Italian powerhouse Juventus could also be in the mix when the time comes to attempt to prise Haaland away from the Bundesliga.
Meanwhile, Man Utd could line up a shock summer swoop for a Wolves man of the moment.
According to Calciomercato, Man Utd have identified Diogo Jota as a potential target if they continue to struggle for attacking options.
United raised eyebrows by bringing former Watford striker Odion Ighalo back to the Premier League in January, providing cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.
Ighalo is still awaiting his first United start, but thoughts of a permanent transfer from Shanghai Shenhua has already commenced.
Nonetheless, United still appear in need of further attacking quality, and Calciomercato point towards Jota as one name on their wishlist.