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Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have Erling Haaland 'pact' in blow to Man Utd

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Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have Erling Haaland 'pact' in blow to Man Utd


Real Madrid are said to be “in the best position” to land Erling Haaland in 2022, with a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ already in place.

The Norwegian is one of the hottest properties in world football and has enjoyed a prolific start to his Borussia Dortmund career after his move in January.

After netting a brace in the Champions League win over Club Brugge in midweek, the 20-year-old sits on 26 goals in just 28 appearances for the club.

Real Madrid are believed to see Haaland as the heir apparent to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as the top striker in the game.



Erling Haaland scored twice in Borussia Dortmund’s win over Club Brugge

Spanish outlet AS, claim that after signing Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga next summer, they will turn their attention to landing Haaland the following year.

Reports had suggested that a release clause in his Dortmund deal could see him leave at the end of the season for €75million.

However, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insists there is no such arrangement and they still hope to convince him to stay with the club long-term.

“There’s no such agreement,” Watzke told SportBILD. “And it’s not about that.

“It’s about convincing the player about the club and about our plans.



Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke claimed there was no release clause in Haaland’s contract

“We have a clear wish for Erling to stay with us, and we want to convince him and his agent to do that. I’m confident on that front.

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“I think Erling feels at home with BVB. He definitely made the right choice to move to us last winter.

“To take another step so soon, I’d consider that the wrong decision for him, personally.”

AS do claim however, that there is a gentleman’s agreement between club, player and agent Mino Raiola, that he will be allowed to leave in 2022.

Manchester United were close to signing him before his move to Bundesliga, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meeting him and his representatives at the end of last year.

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Real Madrid hope Haaland’s friendship with Martin Odegaard will give them the edge in the chase

Ultimately, they missed out on that deal and will now be forced to pay substantially more than the reported £18m RB Salzburg accepted.

United will still be in the running for Haaland when his availability is confirmed, but face tough competition in the shape of Real and Bayern Munich.

The report goes on to add that Madrid are at the front of the chase for Haaland, due to Watzke’s admiration of the Los Blancos president Florentino Perez.

They also hope that having Haaland’s close personal friend Martin Odegaard already at the Bernabeu, could be a deciding factor in his next move.

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