Man United tipped to throw 'serious money' at Haaland after Rangnick report from Germany - pundit
Man United would have to “chuck serious money” at Erling Braut Haaland in order to convince him to join the club, according to Kevin Phillips.
The former Sunderland striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 21-year-old would prefer to join Premier League title rivals Man City, Chelsea, or Liverpool.
As reported by German journalist Christian Falk on Twitter (1 December), new Man United boss Ralf Rangnick will attempt to convince Haaland to make the move to Old Trafford.
The Bild journalist claimed that Rangnick is close to the father and agent of the Norweigan, Alf-Inge.
The new Man United boss was sporting director of Red Bull when their Salzburg franchise snapped up Haaland from Molde in 2019.
When asked if Rangnick could influence Haaland’s future, former golden boot winner Phillips told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “Not really, if I’m being honest.
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“I just think Haaland will be making his own mind up on his future.
“At the minute, if you’ve got the opportunity to go to Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool – you’re going to choose the last three just because of who is challenging for the Premier League title.
“They would have to chuck some serious money at him, do some serious convincing, and make some serious signings. They’d have to convince him that he would be coming into a team ready to challenge for the league.
“I don’t think Rangnick knowing him will have a great bearing on where he goes. The player will want to win trophies – it’s as simple as that. It will take a few years at United – but he could do it instantly at City or Liverpool.”
Haaland has scored 71 goals in 70 games for current club Borussia Dortmund.
The 21-year-old phenom ranked 11th in this year’s Ballon d’Or awards.