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Solskjaer: ‘Erling is a top player’

Wed 24 February 2021 | 19:34

Solskjaer is still in contact with Erling Haaland and does not rule out the possibility of making a move for the Borussia Dortmund star.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

has admitted that he is still in touch with

Erling Haaland

, whom the

Red Devils

tried to sign in the 2020 January transfer window, according to

Goal

.

When Solskjaer was asked about a possible reunion with his former player, whom he managed at Molde, before their match against Real Sociedad in the Europa League, he answered:

“I think when you’ve had kids and players through as a coach, you follow them, of course. I keep in touch with Erling and it’s great to see him become the player he has become and I know he’ll work to improve all the time. 

“He’s a

Dortmund

player and we just wish him well there and let’s see what life will bring later on.”

When he was asked about the possibility of signing Haaland in the summer, he replied:

“You know I can't speak about Erling because he’s at Borussia Dortmund. I think it's disrespectful to talk too much about it apart from that I know him and I speak to him. 

“Who wasn't interested in him a year ago? Everybody would say you would take the best players in the world and Erling is a top player. 

“But for me, we have recruited well. Dan [James] and Bruno [Fernandes] show that the signings we have made since I came to the club have all contributed and added to the squad and that is part of what we have to do. 

“We have to complement what we have in our group with other different types of players and also young players. I'm happy with our recruitment model and the processes that we go through.”

Mino Raiola, who represents Haaland, talked about his future in an interview with the BBC:

“There are only a maximum of 10 clubs that can afford to buy him from Dortmund. Four of them are in England. You can call them and say ‘would you be interested?’ I think there is not a sporting director or trainer in the world that would say he would not be interested.

“It’s like saying: ‘Is there a Formula One team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?’”

Since he joined Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, he has been able to score 43 goals in 43 appearances, and this season he has scored 27 goals in 25 appearances and also has provided seven assists.


source: SportMob