Manchester United may have to cough up £12 million to Mino Raiola in order to land Erling Haaland


Manchester United are reportedly the front runners for the signature of Erling Braut Haaland going into the winter window.

Haaland is one of the hottest properties in Europe right now, having taken the continent by storm with some scintillating performances in the Champions League.

The 19-year-old has been on fire in front of goal so far this season, scoring a staggering 28 goals in just 22 appearances in all competitions.

It is no wonder that the continent's big boys have sat up and taken notice but, having worked with him at Molde, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United have emerged as front runners.

He won't come cheap, however.

Having already seen Takumi Minamino sign for Liverpool before the window has even opened, RB Salzburg are expected to drive a hard bargain.

And that is all before super-agent Mino Raiola has had his say on the deal.

With clientele including the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Matthijs de Ligt, Raiola knows how to get what he wants.

He is notorious for commanding massive fees and a report in The Sun believes that United might have to cough up as much as £12 million to the Portuguese in order to land Haaland.


Having confirmed his interest on Wednesday, Solskjaer may have no choice but to give Raiola the cash if he wants to add Haaland to his attacking ranks.

After an inconsistent start to the season, Haaland could prove to be the ideal catalyst as United look to kick on in the new year.

A place in the top four is still very much within reach and with Haaland leading the line alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, United could steal a march on the Champions League places.

It would prove to be a fantastic move if United can get the deal over the line and you feel that if Haaland can hit the ground running in the Premier League, that Raiola's fee will quickly pale into insignificance.

Get it done, Ole.

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