Manchester United will at some point need to find a replacement for Edinson Cavani, never mind a right winger, and with the club failing to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, executive-vice chairman Ed Woodward can make amends in the not too distant future.
According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, as relayed by TEAMtalk, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is still of interest to United and the Bundesliga challengers are open to offloading him for around £91m.
Premier League rivals Liverpool also reportedly remain interested in the son of former Norwegian international Alf-Inge Haaland.
However, as is often the case, there is a catch, as his release clause will come into effect in the summer of 2022.
Reports earlier this year revealed the Red Devils failed with a bid in January whilst Solskjaer was desperate to bolster his firepower.
The 20-year-old has been in prolific form for the German giants, providing 17 goals and 3 assists in all competitions so far this season, via Transfermarkt.
Anthony Martial has struggled for consistency so far this season, with just one goal in his past five games, which has coincided with United’s inconsistent run of form, having been beaten by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Valued at €200m (£180m) via the CIES Football Observatory, Woodward would be wise to sanction a move for Haaland as not only would he be the perfect replacement for Cavani, who’s contract will run out in 2021 with the option for a further year, he would also be able to challenge Martial for a place in the starting line-up, although two years is still a heck of a long time to wait.
Whilst United’s problem with the right wing are well documented, they shouldn’t neglect the top of the pitch, either. In fact, we’d even go so far as to say they should forget about Sancho and sign Haaland instead, if and when the chance arises, as Amad Diallo could turn out to be an absolute steal.
Solskjaer has recently heaped praise on his countryman after he admitted he will topple his Champions League record, saying: “He’ll beat it and very quickly, that’s for sure.
The boy has had a great start to his career. It was really good to work with him, to see the potential in him and some part of me feels proud of having a little bit of input into such a rise.
”I’m sure Erling will score loads of goals in the Champions League.”
If his comments aren’t enough to convince the club to return for the monster goal machine, we don’t know what will be.