Red Bull Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch says he does expect Erling Haaland to move clubs in the not too distant future. The American believes the striker would be best served staying in Austria to continue his development but he knows that a transfer away could happen soon:
“For Erling right now, in his development path, him and his father made a really good decision to come here in the first place. And we’re hopeful that Erling finishes the year here and that he can continue to grow and become a bigger and better man so that when it’s time for him to take the next step he’s fully, fully ready.”
Marsch’s suggestion that he is hopeful of ending the season with the 19-year-old could indicate that a move for the player could even happen in the January transfer window.
Haaland has been heavily linked with Manchester United, as well as Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea after the Norwegian made a tremendous start to the season with Salzburg.
The forward has racked up an incredible 26 goals in 18 appearances this campaign, including an impressive seven in four Champions League group games.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer worked with Haaland at Molde and it is believed that the United manager is keen to use the connection in order to persuade the teenager to move to Old Trafford.