Cape Town - RB Leipzig have made an offer to bring
Erling Haaland to Germany but the RB Salzburg striker is reportedly
close to a Manchester United move.
The 19-year-old is one of the hottest properties in the European
game, with 28 goals from 22 appearances in all competitions this season,
including 16 in the league.
That return was always going to alert the biggest teams and reports
claim United will offer him a bumper pay deal to play at the Theatre of
There will doubtless be more offers on the table as the season
unwinds but it remains to be seen if Salzburg even entertain the idea of
him leaving in January.
Leipzig have made no secret of their admiration for the Norway
international, whose father Alf-Inge played for Nottingham Forest, Leeds
United and Manchester City during a 12-year professional career.
As a defensive midfielder, Haaland senior was more concerned with
keeping goals out than scoring but it is at the other end of the pitch
that his son does his best work.
Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has revealed that talks have
taken place between the parties concerned and it is now a waiting game.
"We have shown what we can offer him and which part he could play in our team. It's now up to him," he told Kicker.
Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann stated last week that he had spoken to
the talented youngster, saying: "I tried to explain to him in good
English what my idea of football is. I think it went quite well."
- TeamTalk Media