Erling Haaland isn’t expected to leave Borussia Dortmund before the summer transfer window, meaning that the soap opera surrounding where he goes next will continue for some months yet.
On Saturday afternoon, after returning from injury, he took just seven minutes to get back on the scoresheet and help send Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga table, even if only temporarily.
It was another demonstration of his innate ability to find the net at any given point, and why all of Europe’s top clubs appear to be interested in his services.
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However, those from the Premier League such as Manchester United and Manchester City appear destined for disappointment.
The player hasn’t yet made a final decision and will almost certainly take his time before doing so.
Though, according to Goal, his preference is to join Real Madrid.
The La Liga giants appear committed to signing Kylian Mbappe so it’s debatable whether they could afford Haaland in the same window.
His hire would almost certainly place Los Blancos back at the pinnacle of European football, however, and that’s surely too tempting for Real to turn down.