Ralf Rangnick ‘to land huge bonus’ if he gets Erling Haaland to join Man Utd

Manchester United are 'ready' to handsomely reward Ralf Rangnick if he can tempt Erling Haaland to move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund following his arrival as interim coach.

The German boss has been brought in to steady the ship following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after which he will take over in a consultancy role for another two seasons.

Tasked with overseeing a return to their glory days, he could get them off to a great start by bringing in the best young player on the planet in Norway hotshot Haaland.

The Red Devils are said to be so keen on bringing in the youngster that they will pay their new boss a huge lump sum should be sanction a deal with the 21-year-old.

Bild report that Rangnick will receive an astonishing £8.5million bonus if he convinces Haaland to join the club, with his Dortmund future in doubt ahead of next summer's transfer window.

Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has been open about the club's options regarding Haaland's future in the past, saying back in October that United made the best offer in the summer.

He said: "The offer from Manchester United was better. But consultant [agent] Mino Raiola has recognised that Erling is in better hands with us."

However, it has also been reported that Haaland has a release clause of just £68million in his contract which becomes active in June 2022.

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Haaland recently returned to action following an injury and scored within just minutes of coming off the bench in their 3-1 win over Wolfsburg.

That took his overall tally for the club to 71 goals across 70 fixtures, and leaves them a single point behind Bayern Munich at the top of the table.

While he did secure DFB-Pokal victory with the club last season, Haaland will be desperate to stop Bayern from winning 10 titles in a row before considering his future.

The forward told WAZ last December amid links to Juventus: "Have I been close to Juventus?

"That's what they say, but I've never said it. I've been at Borussia Dortmund for a year here, I'm fine here and I'm happy."

Before adding in March: "I still have three years of contract [at Borussia Dortmund].

"I am not worried about that. The media are the ones who write about it, I don't focus on those things. I think only of myself, to improve my game every day."

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