Manchester United have shown an interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland but they are not described as “leading contenders” by journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Writing in an article for the Guardian yesterday, the Italian reporter clarified the Norwegian international’s situation, stating that Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea are currently the favourites for the forward.
Unsurprisingly those remarks didn’t go down too well on Twitter with fans hoping for United to be more proactive in their pursuit of Haaland:
We have 0% chance
— MO🥸 (@Ahnice_Mo) April 1, 2021
I want more than interest Mr Woodward
— Tak (@UTDTak) April 1, 2021
We have ZERO chance so it’s really not even worth mentioning us
— #OleOut (@axeldonUTD) April 1, 2021
Should just focus on other targets
— Dyl (@UtdDyl) April 1, 2021
Utd are the least active team there when it comes to transfers, they just link themslves with evry1 & nothn will materialize
— PeeJay (@jayster2020) April 1, 2021
We’re keeping tabs till he’s 30 and finished. Get him on a free then. Big brain Ed
— Nik🔰🔰 (@ninjanikhil) April 1, 2021
— Sheikh Rafie 🇲🇾 (@jusorennn) April 1, 2021
We are like that guy who has a crush on a girl but never makes any move
— SHUBHAM NARWAL (@shubham_narwal) April 2, 2021
Romano has also confirmed that Dortmund are looking for a fee in the region of €150m (£128m) for Haaland so that asking price may be one of the key reasons why the Red Devils may be taking a backseat.
Last summer, they walked away from a deal for Jadon Sancho as they weren’t willing to pay the €120m that Dortmund were demanding. However, you would have thought that with someone as talented as Haaland they would push the boat out.