Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has slammed stories that his wage demands prompted a potential move to Manchester United to fall by means of throughout the January window.
The 19-year-old striker left Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund final month and has loved a prolific begin to his profession in Germany, scoring eight objective in his first 270 minutes of motion.
United had been monitoring Haaland – who performed beneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde – however the deal reportedly by no means obtained off the bottom on account of a launch clause the striker’s agent, Mino Raiola, insisted on in addition to his hefty wage demands.
But Haaland has hit again at these recommendations and insists cash didn’t play a big consider his switch resolution, with a move to Dortmund the perfect step for his growth.
Asked concerning the rumours United balked at Haaland’s wage demands, the younger ahead instructed Viasport: ‘No, it’s the blokes writing must communicate to that.
‘They’ll have to clarify it to me in the event that they meet me. It’s not my focus in anyway.
‘It’s form of comical if I had been to get that label. All the folks closest to me know that’s not the form of person I’m.’
On snubbing a reunion with Solskjaer, he added: ‘Ole has been crucial for me in attending to the place I’m at the moment. But we concluded that Dortmund was the best choice for me.
‘That was where I felt best about, and therefore it became Dortmund.’
United’s failed move for Haaland can also be believed to have been influenced by agent Raiola – who seems set to safe a switch away from Old Trafford for Paul Pogba too – however Haaland defended his consultant.
He added: ‘He’s the perfect on the planet at what he does, so simple as that. He’s the perfect agent.
‘He gets a lot of negativity, and that’s most likely as a result of he’s doing such an important job for these he’s working for. He has helped loads and he’s a great guy to have round.’