Munich: German club Borussia Dortmund on Monday roped in Erling Haaland, as Manchester United and Juventus who always wanted the highly rated 19-year-old’s signature, lost out.
Haaland, who joined Dortmund from Austrian side FC Salzburg, will be with the club until 2024 as per his contract as reported by ESPNFC.
He has scored 28 goals in 22 games this season, with eight coming in the Champions League, and he became the first teenager to score in the first five matchdays of the competition.
The news will force United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to look at alternative targets. He also wants two midfielders. Haaland is due to meet his new teammates on January 3.
His arrival could trigger the departure of Jadon Sancho, 19, who joined from Manchester City in 2017.