Haaland drawing scouts from more than 20 clubs

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According to a report by The Guardian, 19-year-old striker Erling Braut Haaland has drawn scouts from over 20 big clubs in recent months, and Red Bull Salzburg could be in for a big payday next summer.

The report states that Manchester United, Juventus, and Napoli seem to be the most aggressive in their approach for the teen, but the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have all sent representatives to watch him in person.

Red Bull Salzburg is reportedly telling all clubs that they will not consider selling him this winter and that their plan is to let this season play out before starting a bidding war in the summer. Napoli reportedly contacted the club twice in recent weeks to ask about his availability but were rebuffed.

Haaland has burst onto the scene this season with 12 goals in just 10 Austrian Bundesliga matches plus another six goals in three Champions League games, making him the top scorer in both competitions. He scored a hat-trick against Genk before netting goals in losses to Liverpool and Napoli.

The report details that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a connection with Haaland, already aware of the wonderkid’s talent from his days in charge of Molde where he coached Haaland for two seasons from 2017-2018 before both left around the same time – Solskjaer left in mid-December 2018 to head up Manchester United while Haaland departed the Norwegian club on January 1 2019 to join Red Bull Salzburg for $5.7 million.