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Sport Scholes says Man United and Chelsea would be able to afford Haaland

04:45  09 april  2021
04:45  09 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Paul Scholes has said that Manchester United and Chelsea are the two clubs who could afford Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

The 20-year-old is the most in-demand forward in world football and has been linked to many top clubs across Europe.

Speculation has ramped up over his future, with reports of his agent Mino Raiola speaking to some of Europe's biggest sides over a potential move away from the Bundesliga.

a man holding a football ball: Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is one of the hottest properties in world football right now © Provided by Daily Mail Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is one of the hottest properties in world football right now

Following Manchester United's 2-0 Europa League victory over Granada, BT Sport host Jake Humphrey asked club legend Paul Scholes whether his former side would pay £150m for the Norwegian.

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Scholes said: 'I think they would. If it meant getting Haaland then why not?


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'I think it's about who can afford him. Real Madrid and Barcelona, all the noises you hear they can't afford to pay that kind of money.

'Manchester City don't look like they want to pay that type of money. And to be fair, Guardiola barely plays with a number nine.

'They've barely played (Sergio) Aguero and (Gabriel) Jesus this season so is that the kind of player Guardiola wants? I'm not sure it is.

Paul Scholes wearing a suit and tie: Paul Scholes also raised doubts over whether Manchester City would want to sign Haaland © Provided by Daily Mail Paul Scholes also raised doubts over whether Manchester City would want to sign Haaland

'He's a player United and Chelsea would be desperate for. I think they will be the two clubs who can probably afford him.'

Fellow BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves said he felt that Haaland would make the choice based on what's the 'right fit' for him.

He said: 'This isn't going to be about money. It's about right fit. What's the best team for him?

'Is that Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, maybe Barcelona to help (Lionel) Messi stick around. I can't think of a player this young who is coveted by everyone.'

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