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20 Feb 2020 06:05:32
still disappointed that we missed out on haaland. He would been the perfect player to play in the middle of a front three with the players we have.

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20 Feb 2020 07:03:59
He's world class.
But do we really want another raiola client?

20 Feb 2020 07:06:09
Seems like a monsterous player.
Very tall yet has devastating pace and good first touch.

Most importantly, he is ambitious and wants to score all the time.

20 Feb 2020 08:15:38
He would have cost a lot more than what Dortmund paid for him.

ED002 mentioned around circa £80 million. For a player who is young and relatively inexperienced, it was a big ask for him to go to the EPL.

Also, you would to raise the question, would he develop the right way here?

Look at Dortmund, they are very good at developing players.

Hopefully we can get back to a high level of football and attract not just the top names but the right names to play for the club.

That aside he does look fantastic.

20 Feb 2020 09:11:07
I think Solskjaer is still keeping an eye on him and congratulating him whenever he scores, so you never know what happens.

20 Feb 2020 09:23:46
Can someone care to elaborate why Haaland would have cost us 80mil? Sorry of i missed any post regarding that earlier.

20 Feb 2020 09:28:18
Becks that's probably just his agents cut, the super agent.

20 Feb 2020 10:24:50
Haaland has a clause in his contact that allowed him to join a German club for a set amount. That is why Leipzig and Dortmund were the two teams that seemed most likely to get him. For any side outside of Germany the fee Salzburg were looking for was around 80m. So as we aren't a German club it would cost us 80m, while for Dortmund it was around 20m.

As well as Haaland is playing it would be hard to currently justify spending 80m on him. In a couple of years the idea of paying 80m might look like a good deal. Or he could just be in a purple patch, struggle in his second season in Germany and 80m would then seem like a gamble.

Personally I think he will be a very good player. That said we need to stop these posts every time he scores. We missed out on Bruno in the summer, yet we didn't see these posts every time he scored or played well.

The fact that we in theory could sign Werner for around the 50-60m mark in the summer highlights how over priced Haaland was in January.

20 Feb 2020 12:16:34
You can't tell posters not to post about Haaland Just because you don't think he is good enough or you thought he was quite similar to our players.

Especially when i see you post repeated things on here.

Haaland is going to be special and knows how to score goals.

20 Feb 2020 13:04:13
Singh, I'm not saying either. I clearly say I think Haaland will be a very good player, while I made no reference to our players.

My point was that considering Haaland is 19 years old and if he keeps going as he is could score between 300-400 career goals it's going to get boring really quickly if someone comes on here every time he does for the next 10-12 years.

He was a player we had an interest in, either Haaland decided he didn't want to join us, or our club decided they didn't want to spend what it would have cost to sign him. Either way the result is the same, we were interested and he didn't sign.

He is now Dortmunds player and we should probably stop staring at him all doey eyed like a love sick school girl.

How exactly does it affect our club how many goals he scores or for who? We are linked with 100's of players every year, of which we probably have a serious interests in 20-30 of them, of which we might sign 3 or 4 of them.

We could probably fill a hour long program every week of highlights from players we held an interest in but didn't sign.

We held an interest in Mbappe before he signed for PSG, in Neymar before he joined Barcelona, in Suarez before he joined Liverpool, in Lewandowski before he joined Bayern.

Haaland's a clear talent who will likely go on to have a good career, but that won't be the end of Manchester United. In fact, I strongly suspect Manchester United will be around long after Haaland has retired, and I suspect Manchester United will win more than Haaland does as well.

20 Feb 2020 14:56:55
Salzburg were asking for €80m, but given the choose of selling to Dortmund for the €20m clause or selling to another club for $20,000,0001, they’d be idiots for not taking the larger chances offer. We could have picked up for significantly less than the €80m they were asking for.

20 Feb 2020 16:01:54
Could we redseven? A lot of sides were interested in him, Real and Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Spurs and ourselves. Plus a few others outside of Germany.

Dortmund paid his release clause to Salzburg, a big fee to his agent and advisor (Mino Raiola) and a handsome signing on fee to Haaland himself. In the end it was closer to €60m than just the €20m release clause.

So if it cost the team €60 using the release clause it would have cost us significantly more even if we could have talked Salzburg down from their €80 asking price.

Either way it's pointless going over it. We didn't sign him, we will never know the exact details. Not really much point playing the love sick puppy.

20 Feb 2020 16:24:43
Shappy, he's not going to be a good player, possibly, he is already a very good player. In 2years time, he'll be a very special player. And his value will not be £80m, it will be £150m.

20 Feb 2020 20:24:42
AAA, what difference does it make, the kid didn't wan to join us.

20 Feb 2020 21:59:43
They had an agreement on 13th of December, and something went wrong. Since then, the player has come out and said he felt needed at Dortmund. It's a cockup of monumental proportions. These type of players only come once every 8-10 years. We had a verbal agreement but we couldn't close the deal. Idiots and amateurs in charge as Ed has told us many times before.



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