Erling Haaland demands his choice to move to Borussia Dortmund rather than Manchester United was not a direct result of cash.
Joined were one of 12 clubs – as per Haaland’s operator Mino Raiola – to have been in converses with sign the 19-year-old striker in the January move window.
It is comprehended United met the £17m purchase out statement in Haaland’s RB Salzburg contract however were not quick to meet the states of the exchange – specifically the discharge provision the player’s camp needed embedded in his new arrangement.
The Norwegian global rather joined Borussia Dortmund on a four-and-a-half-year bargain, yet he says his choice to move to Germany was not made through voracity.
“No. The guys writing that would have to speak about that,” Haaland told Norwegian television channel Viasport. “They’ll have to explain it to me if they meet me.
“It’s kind of comical for me to be given that label. All the people closest to me know that’s not the kind of person I am. It’s really just funny.
“When the season was over, my father and I started talking. At that point, he didn’t mention Dortmund at all. Then I asked him, ‘What about this club? That would be nice.’ Then he said, ‘We’ll see.’
“It suddenly became an option and I had a good feeling about it throughout. The process was pretty simple on my end. I just played football and wasn’t very involved until the first half of the season was over.
“I didn’t have that much to do with it, to be honest. The process was to find the best possible club for me.”