McManaman believes Erling Haaland is more likely to join Real Madrid

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Erling Haaland will leave Borussia Dortmund next summer to join Real Madrid, according to Steve McManaman.

Former Real Madrid winger Steve McManaman believes Norwegian striker Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund is more likely to join the Real Madrid team than the club. If the 21-year-old striker moves to next summer with a release clause of €75 million, Marca reported on Friday.

Bayern Munich striker Haaland is being hunted by major European clubs in the coming months thanks to the 21-year-old forward’s incredible goalscoring record, which McGa believes Real. Madrid have higher taxes than other teams. 

‘I think Liverpool will fight to sign Erling Haaland next summer? No, I don’t think.’ 

‘There is a possibility that he will move to Real Madrid and he likes Real Madrid personally and the lifestyle associated with playing for them,’ said Macca.

McManaman spent four seasons with Real Madrid from 1999-2003. He has won two La Liga titles and two Champions League titles.

With Haaland in such good form, it is highly likely that he will be strongly linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund next year.

Liverpool FC and Real Madrid could be two clubs potentially interested in landing the forward should he be available for transfer – but McManaman feels that the Spanish club are the much more likely destination for Haaland.

McManaman believes Erling Haaland is more likely to join Real Madrid

Speaking in an interview with, McManaman said: “Do I believe Liverpool will be in the race to sign Erling Haaland next summer? No.

“I really believe there’s a possibility he will head to Real Madrid. The player personally fancies Real Madrid and the lifestyle that comes with playing for them.

“I don’t think the transfer fee is the reason that Liverpool won’t be in the market for Erling.

“I believe it’s all the other variables that come with signing a player of his calibre.

“He would command a big wage and once you pay one player a huge amount of money. Then all the other players are going to want the same.

“[His agent] Mino Raiola would want a tonne of money for not only Haaland but for himself too. And I don’t think Liverpool would want any part in that.”

As well as impressing on a domestic stage last season. Haaland also netted 10 goals and made two assists in eight Champions League games for Dortmund last term.