Erling Haaland will be one of the most highly prized players in the summer transfer window, with a direct battle for his signature expected between Manchester City and Real Madrid, and the Norwegian forward will make his selection based on his chances of success on the pitch.
If Haaland joins Manchester City, he will be virtually guaranteed several Premier League titles thanks to the Sky Blues’ massive finances and ideal modern footballing organization. He is said to have ruled out a move to cross-city rivals Manchester United due to the club’s perceived inability to win big championships.
Reasons Not to Join United
According to the source, while United was one of the teams most interested in him throughout his Red Bull Salzburg career, the 21-year-old now has doubts about the Old Trafford club’s sporting project.
Even though Manchester United is rumoured to be close to recruiting a new permanent coach, Haaland believes the club can’t meet his objectives, according to Mino Raiola.
United would be happy to match any bid made by Manchester City or Real Madrid, according to ESPN, but their ambitions have been blown out of the water by the sporting plans of both clubs.
Manchester City and Haaland
Manchester City has been cautious with their wage budget in recent years, preferring extra incentives to high base salaries, but it is reported that the club is willing to grant Haaland a contract that will make him England’s highest-paid player.
While Real Madrid president Florentino Perez remains hopeful of combining Haaland with Kylian Mbappe ahead of the 2022/23 season, the Sky Blues are the frontrunners to recruit the Norwegian.