By David Woods

17th Dec, 2019 | 1:31pm

MOT View: Star player may land in PL in Jan but former Leeds star could help push him to Orta

Erling Haaland is a wanted man. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjær sees him as the solution up front for Man United.

He’s had talks with the RB Salzburg striker and the Mirror reported earlier today that Salzburg have confirmed an offer has been made and that the ball is in the player’s court.

If Haaland goes to Man United then we can’t see any way that he’ll be a Leeds player in the future, despite a Bleacher Report story that said Elland Road was his most likely destination.

And if he moves in January, there’s no way Leeds would have a chance of signing Haaland.

However, there’s still hope and it’s coming from his dad, former Leeds player Alf-Inge Haaland.

Transfer expert Ian McGarry discussed the potential move in the latest episode of the Transfer Window podcast.

“He [Haaland] did meet with Solskjaer. Discussions went well. Solskjaer believes he’s going to Man United, but there’s a caveat.

“He and his dad would prefer to spend the rest of the season at Salzburg. Salzburg would prefer that.

“Plus Mino Raiola is not Man United’s favourite agent. He is looking for a very handsome commission, 10-15 million Euros in a transfer that could reach €90m with add-ons.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to who I trust in the transfer market, says that’s an awful lot of money for a player who hasn’t proved himself in the top leagues.”

If Haaland does decide to stay with Salzburg until the summer then Leeds would still have a chance if they get promoted and if (and this one’s a big if) they get investment money in by summer.

Leeds still might not want to entertain spending that much money on a player who hasn’t proved himself in the top leagues, but he’s currently putting almost everyone else to shame in the Champions League. Only Robert Lewandowski has scored more.

It might be a very slim shot but the idea of signing him in front of Man United is a very appealing one.

In other Leeds United news, Whites handed three major boosts ahead of crunch clash v Fulham