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Erling Haaland explains what clubs must do to sign him amid Manchester United and Man City interest

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has revealed that a club ‘must’ want him if he is to sign for them, amid the continued scramble for his signing by top-notch clubs like Manchester City, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

With an incredible record of 49 remarkable goals in 49 games at Borussia Dortmund, the youngster has made himself probably the most sought after player in the game ahead of the summer transfer window, with both the Manchester clubs in the queue to sign him.

United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and football director John Murtough are convinced Haaland would be the perfect long-term replacement for Romelu Lukaku, according to MEN Sport. The former had also nurtured his talent at Molde.

Old Trafford have prioritized their search for a new striker as their most pertinent concern with Edinson Cavani’s future at the club looking uncertain after his father disclosed the star ‘does not feel comfortable’ in the club after the ‘Negrito’ incident.

Pep Guardiola’s Man City could also lose a striker this summer with Sergio Aguero’s time at the club potentially coming to an end as the Argentine will be out of contract at the end of the season and has been plagued by a year of injuries and fitness setbacks. The Blues have made a new striker their priority signing this summer, and Haaland they have honed in on the Norwegian lad as an ideal target.

Haaland, currently in Spain on international duty, has remained coy when asked where his future lies.

When asked byVG the prerequisite qualities a club must have in order to sign for them, he replied with a non-partisan answer:

“They must want me.”

In the same press conference Haaland also cooly poured cold water on the growing speculation surrounding his future by pointing out he still has multiple years remaining on his contract in Dortmund, saying:

“I still have a three-year contract, I’m not concerned about that.”