Manchester United and Real Madrid will reportedly have to pay over £107 million to land Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland before the summer of 2022, reports in Spain say.
The 19-year-old talent found the back of the net once again as Die Borussen put four past Schalke on Saturday, which was his 13th goal in his first 12 games for Lucien Favre’s side.
According to Sport, the Bundesliga giants have a verbal agreement with Haaland and his entourage, Mino Raiola, which aims to keep the forward at the club until 2022.
But should an offer exceeding £107 million be tabled, Borussia Dortmund may reconsider their stance.
The management accepts that they may only be a stepping stone in Erling’s career, as he plots a move to the very top.
The Red Devils were close to securing the striker’s signature a couple of months ago, but ultimately lost out to the German side.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a huge fan of Haaland, having coached him earlier in his career at Molde in Norway.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to build a devastating front three at Los Blancos including Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard by next year.
However, Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski believes Haaland may be better off staying at Die Borussen for a few more seasons.
‘If he works hard, he can become a better player and eventually reach the top level,’ the Polish centre-forward said. ‘Therefore, it might be good for him if he would stay in the Bundesliga longer before taking the next step.’