REVEALED: Ralf Rangnick ‘will receive an £8m BONUS for signing Erling Haaland as Manchester United hope his contacts with the striker can convince him to move to Old Trafford’
- Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is one of Europe’s most wanted players
- The 21-year-old is believed to have an exit clause of around £64m next summer
- Manchester United are eager to bring the Norway striker to Old Trafford
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick will reportedly receive an £8m bonus if he can convince Erling Haaland to join the club.
According to German publication Bild, United are prepared to pay Rangnick a handsome reward if he can use he contacts with the striker to engineer a move to Old Trafford.
Rangnick used to work in Red Bull’s footballing empire – with German club Leipzig – while Haaland played for Austrian outfit Salzburg.
Manchester United will reportedly pay Ralf Rangnick an £8m bonus if they sign Erling Haaland
Rangnick worked for RB Leipzig around the time Haaland played for RB Salzburg
From there, he joined Borussia Dortmund in December 2019 for just £17m.
It is believed Haaland has a release clause in the region of £64m in his contract next summer, which will inevitably spark interest from all of Europe’s elite.
The 21-year-old striker has scored 71 goals in 70 appearances for the German side and hit the back of the net on Saturday on his first game back from injury in the 3-1 triumph over Wolfsburg.
Dortmund are unsurprisingly eager to keep hold of their star man and could look to renegotiate his contract and exit terms with Haaland and his agent, Mino Raiola.
United hope Rangnick’s contacts with Haaland from his time at Salzburg can help buy him
Rangnick, meanwhile, is awaiting confirmation that his visa application has been accepted before he can officially get to work as United’s interim chief.
He will run the team until the end of the season and then take on a two-year consultancy role.
United are 10th in the Premier League but can go three points off the top four with a win over Arsenal on Thursday night.