Man United Looking To Sign Erling Haaland In January And Loan Him Back To RB Salzburg

FC Salzburg's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their third goal.

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Manchester United’s transfer ambitions are unclear at the moment. Heaps of criticism were thrust at them in the summer for not pursuing talents with the same zeal and financial backing as title-contenders ought to.

Those critics have certainly had their ‘told-you-so’ moment with regard to the topsy-turvy start to life that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have had so far this season.

Despite that, their brand name alone has ensured that ample speculation has done the rounds with regard to potential arrivals.

Now, one of them may be locked down in January itself.


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As per the Mirror, Manchester United could make an ingenious move to ensure that one of their top targets is secured.

Erling Haaland could be tempted into a transfer in the January window itself, following which the youngster would be permitted to continue functioning with RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga until the end of the campaign, in an effective loan move.

Most of the reports citing United’s interest had ruled out the possibility of a winter saga, largely due to Haaland’s interest in seeing this season out with his current employers.


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As of such, this sort of a deal could be an ideal affair for all parties involved and would also work on a trend that has been employed by a number of Premier League teams in the recent past.

If this claim is true, United will have to ensure that Haaland is the perfect striker for them.

Even though the starlet functioned under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde and has been scouted by the club’s top name as of recent, there is always the fear that the youngster is but a one-season wonder who won’t be able to replicate his goal-scoring brilliance again and would struggle under the intensity and the pressure of Premier League football.