Manchester United have been told to do everything they can to get Erling Haaland as he could be a ‘generational defining signing’ for the club.
United continue to be linked to the 20-year-old star striker, who has been prolific for Borussia Dortmund since signing in January last year.
He’s hit 43 goals in 43 games for the German club and is one of the most coveted young players in the world right now.
Dortmund actually beat United to the signing of Haaland but that hasn’t stopped rumours of him linking up with former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer even admitted he still keeps in contact with the striker but refused to comment on speculation.
Haaland is likely to cost £150million if the Red Devils want to sign him this summer, as his £68m release clause does not kick in until 2022.
Former Premier League striker Dean Ashton believes United should pay whatever it takes to sign him.
“I think Manchester United have to go all out to get him,” Ashton told Thursday’s Drive. “I think he’s a generational defining signing. This could be THE signing for Manchester United over the next ten years, or for any club.
“The amount of goals he is going to bring; it’s not just one season where he’s done it at the highest level.
“It’s three clubs he’s been at in different countries where he’s been able to adapt to playing at the elite level.
“18 goals in 13 Champions League games, that’s mind-boggling! What he could produce for Manchester United?
“This signing should be one top of their list. I know he’s got a buyout clause the following season, but this is a player you would have to go out and pay whatever it takes to get him.
“He could be that important to your football club.”