‘Timing is everything… how good you are, how good the club is’: Erling Haaland reveals what he looks for in a club following fantastic start at Dortmund after Manchester United move fell through
- Former Man United target Erling Haaland has revealed his transfer strategy
- The Red Devils refused to pay agent Mino Raiola and father Alf Inge Haaland
- Borussia Dortmund agreed to pay RB Salzburg £18m to sign the striker in January
- The 19-year-old believes ‘timing is everything’ when contemplating a transfer
Borussia Dortmund star and former Manchester United transfer target Erling Haaland has revealed what he looks for in a club when weighing up a move.
Manchester United pulled out of a deal to sign the forward in January after refusing to give agent Mino Raiola and father Alf Inge Haaland a significant share of his future transfer value.
The Norwegian has subsequently scored 12 goals in 11 matches, adding to the 28 goals registered at Red Bull Salzburg in the first half of the season.
Erling Haaland has revealed what he looks for when considering a move to a new club
Now the 19-year-old given a fascinating insight into what goes through his mind as a transfer window approaches, naming former Norway under-21s coach Tor Ole Skullerud as a major influence.
‘It’s what Tor Ole is saying that for me timing is everything.’ Haaland told Eurosport.
‘You’ve got to time how good you are, how good the club is, the people there, how they take care of you, how they help you evolve.’
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached Haaland at Molde and tried to sign him in January
‘There is a lot of factors and I remember when we discussed Salzburg and different clubs we figured out very early that Salzburg was the best option.’
‘And I’ve always thought “I can’t overrate myself.” That has always been important to me, saying “yes, I’m good, but there’s a lot of good players out there,” so that has always been very important to me, to not think that I’m better than I actually am.’
Dortmund completed the £18million signing of Haaland in December, agreeing to pay the teenager £130,000 a week.
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