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“Otherwise he would have gone to Manchester United”, Dortmund chief reveals secret ingredient in Haaland transfer

With Eric Ten Hag appointed as the new manager, there are rings of a major overhaul around Manchester United with a colossal rumor of signing Dortmund marksman, Erling Haaland. However, this hearsay has been frequenting the footballing ranks for ages now.


In a story, Dortmund chief, Hans Joachim– Watzke divulged that United was just around the corner to land Haaland and it could have been a knock-out signing for the Devils only to be denied due to the whims of Ed Woodward.

This is what Hans Joachim-Watzke had to say about Erling Haaland

The Norwegian giant was already creating ripples in the footballing fold and United’s existent manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believed that they could rope in Haaland given his strong connections with the youngster.
However, things fell apart in the dying stages and more to United’s shock, he could very well be joining their rivals as Manchester City has already started with the rituals of wooing in the Norwegian.


However, reports at the moment suggest that Woodward had his reasons of pulling out and there were not one but two reasons. Apparently, Woodward was not willing to shell Raiola’s agent fee and also not inlcude a release clause in his contract.

With United not willing to make the necessary moves, Watzke and Raiola came forth and Dortmund brought home the prized Norwegian sensation delivering the goods day in day out.

Watzke would further state to 19:09 Talk, “We gave Erling Haaland a release clause… otherwise he would have gone to Manchester United.”


Haaland has already been in sensational form with 82 goals from 86 matches and his predatory instinct in the attacking third makes him one of the best strikers at the moment. Add to that the towering stature and age of Haaland and you would know the nightmare he is.

Dortmund, on the contrary, has shelled out just 18 million Euros which is obviously a steal for the footballer that he is, blending menace and precision. With clues floating around about that he may soon be on the move, Watzke also added, “He has a decision to make, it will come eventually. But I’m sure we’ll find the new Haaland. We need the new Haaland.”



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