New Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick will try to convince Erling Haaland to move to Old Trafford next summer.
That’s according to SportBILD journalist Christian Falk, who says the German coach is looking to exploit his position with the Haaland family to engineer a move.
As you’ll be more than aware at this point, Haaland is looking extremely likely to leave Borussia Dortmund next summer when a release clause in his contract comes into effect.
The valuation on that is somewhere from €70m to €90m, but either price are considered a bargain for a player who is set to be a superstar of the global game moving forwards.
TRUE ✅ Ralf Rangnick will try to convince @ErlingHaaland of a Transfer to @ManUtd. Rangnick helped Salzburg to get Haaland. He is close to Haalands father and Agent Alf-Inge pic.twitter.com/fxAMgLGDEo
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) December 1, 2021
Naturally, all the big clubs in Europe are vying for his signature, including Manchester United, who were admirers before his move to Dortmund and have remained so ever since.
Their current position means they would be considered outliers in the running, but they may now have an ace up their sleeve.
Falk reports that Rangnick will ‘try to convince’ Haaland on the move to Manchester United by using his relationship with his family to his advantage.
He helped engineer Haaland’s move to RB Salzburg earlier in his career and is ‘close’ to Haaland’s father, Alfe Inge, who also acts as his agent alongside Mino Raiola.
Thus, he has an inside line on the family and can use that to try and convince the Norwegian that the red half of Manchester should be his next destination.