Manchester United have exited the running to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to ESPN.
Haaland is probably the most coveted footballer on the planet right now – and for good reason, too.
His extraordinary goalscoring exploits for Borussia Dortmund have earned him worldwide acclaim. It’s remarkable to think that he is still only 21-years-old.
With his departure from Dortmund this summer looking like a foregone conclusion, the next step is to decipher who he will be moving to at the season’s end.
Every single top club in Europe has been linked with a move for the Norwegian, but according to ESPN, we can be sure that he will NOT sign for Manchester United.
The report claims that United have discovered Haaland would much prefer a move to Real Madrid and as a result have ended their efforts to convince him to join.
Real Madrid were always considered the frontrunners to sign Haaland and this is a pretty strong suggestion that they are poised to get a deal over the line.
ESPN report that United are focusing their attention on alternate targets, so at least the supporters can still expect the arrival of a striker in the summertime.