Serie A duo join Man Utd in chase for 19-year-old forward

By | October 11, 2019

The race to land Red Bull Salzburg ace Erling Haaland is heating up, with Napoli and Juventus both interested in the prolific striker.

The 19-year-old has been connected with a host of Europe’s biggest clubs after netting 18 goals in just 11 appearances so far this season for his side.

Having signed for the Austrian side in January of this year, the striker has already netted four hat-tricks, including one in the UCL in a 6-2 rout of Genk.

Haaland has been heavily connected with Manchester United due to his connection with the head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as it was the Norwegian that brought in Haaland for Molde from his first club, Bryne.

However, Serie A clubs Juventus and Napoli have now appeared as contenders for his signature, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

Both are closely monitoring the star’s situation and are likely to be part of any bidding war for Haaland, should one emerge.

Haaland, who was born in Leeds United as the son of former Whites midfielder Alf-Inge, has spoken out on the intense talk over his future, labeling it ‘f*cking boring’.

‘The media attention is huge. It’s good pressure,’ said Erling. ‘The club is good at shielding me a little, but I hope it will be more shielding in the future. It will be difficult, but we will try. I want to be shielded. ‘It’s f*cking boring. I’m bored now.

How bored on a scale of 1 to 10? 9.9.’ The talent has the chance to impress on the big stage once again this week as he is in the Norway roster for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers away in Romania and at home to Spain.

Haaland has picked up two caps for Norway so far but is yet to get on the score sheet for Lars Lagerback’s side.