12 December 2019 22:34
Erling Haaland has reportedly 'visited' RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund recently as transfer speculation rises. The RB Salzburg striker has also been earmarked as a target for European giants Manchester United and Juventus. But Sky Germany have reported that he paid a visit to Germany recently with agent Mino Raiola. Image Credit: PA The duo reportedly traveled across Europe following Salzburg's Champions League game with Liverpool on Tuesday night. Their private jet took them to Dortmund & Leipzig and they had meetings with both clubs.
Leipzig is a sister club of Salzburg as both teams are owned by energy drink company Red Bull. Advert:flag_no: Erling Braut Haaland for @RedBullSalzburg this season::stadium: 22 Games:soccer: 28 Goals:dart: 7 Assists:fire: 5 Hat-tricks:white_check_mark: Most @ChampionsLeague goals EVER by a teenager in a single campaign.:newspaper2: Sky Germany report that he visited @BVB & @DieRotenBullen ahead of a proposed January move. pic.twitter.com/4wknwk4QK0 - SPORF (@Sporf) December 12, 2019 It's increasing the speculation that the 19-year-old will be leaving the Austrian outfit in the January transfer window. He's burst onto the world stage in this season's Champions League and scored eight goals in the group stages. His domestic form has also been ridiculous, scoring 16 goals in 14 games.
Salzburg dropping down to the Europa League will likely impact if the youngster decides to leave in the coming window rather than wait until the summer. Erling Braut Håland has scored 24 goals in 19 appearances in the Austrian Bundesliga & UCL this season. Wonderkid.:flag_no: pic.twitter.com/Vu4krEC9S5 - Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 10, 2019 It was reported that over 40 scouts were watching the Norwegian when he took to the field against Liverpool two days ago. Interestingly, one of his teammates will be joining the current European Champions in January. Takumi Minamino is set to join Jurgen Klopp's side on January 1st for a cut-price fee of £7.5 million. The Japanese midfielder has shone alongside Haaland in Salzburg's attack and his big move is thoroughly deserved. Minamino is already the biggest bargain of the January window and it's still December - Josh (@KloppStyle) December 12, 2019 You have to think it's a matter of when rather than if when it comes to Haaland's departure. Where do you think Haaland will end up in January? Manchester United will complete their Europa League group campaign tonight, knowing a point will secure top spot going into the knockout stages. United were beaten in Astana in their last European fixture, but took an extremely young side to Kazakhstan knowing they had a second attempt to top the group tonight. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are full of confidence having beaten Tottenham and Manchester City in the last week. Solskjaer confirmed Nemanja Matic will be involved having recovered from injury, but the game will come too soon for Diogo Dalot who has only just returned to training. Youngsters including Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and Angel Gomes have impressed in the Europa League so far and could be given another chance tonight. On the transfer front, it's been reported that United linked striker Erling Haaland has flown to Borussia Dortmund for transfer talks. Stay tuned for all the latest United news on our live blog below.