Earlier today, we covered claims that Manchester United sent their scout to watch Erling Braut Håland in action against Genk and also explained how the Red Devils have been tracking his progress over the years.
The Red Bull Salzburg’s new star scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut on Tuesday. The Austrian side will next travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in the second group stage fixture.
Salzburg signed the striker from Norwegian side Molde and the latter took him from Bryne in 2017.
Bryne chairman Nils Steinsland is of the belief the Norway international’s asking price could rise up to 500 million kroner [£45m], if he manages to find the back of the net against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“A couple of [goals] against Liverpool, and it [Håland’s price tag] may soon be of that magnitude [€50m],” Steinsland told Norway’s TV2.
Liverpool suffered a 2-0 defeat against Napoli and the Reds will be hoping to get back to winnings ways and also keep a clean sheet when they face Salzburg in the next European tie.
Steinsland is particularly interested as to where the teenager would end up in a year or two’s time because Bryne will receive a part of fee from Håland’s future sale.
Håland is receiving a lot of hype right now, but a goal or two against Liverpool at Anfield would send things off into the stratosphere.