The list of applicants for Norwegian superstar Erling Haaland has to pay off if they want to secure his services next season. His agent Mino Raiola is reportedly demanding a weekly wage of more than $ 1 million.
Haaland’s performances for Borussia Dortmund this season have labeled the 20-year-old Norwegian as the most sought-after young talent in football, leading to speculation that a transfer tug-of-war will begin after Raiola and Haaland’s former Manchester City dad Alf-Inge started a hurricane tour in the last few days and met with a number of Europe’s top clubs to iron out the likely record-breaking transfer deal.
But any clubs preparing an offer for the young assassin will have to pay if it is reported that Raiola and Haaland are aiming for a shock wage of £ 1 million a week ($ 1.37 million).
These huge wage demands are likely to put an end to the interest of some Haalands suitors, as only those like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are financially able to sanction such a deal.
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Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are both interested, but the cash flow issues both of them are currently facing will likely result in their pursuit of the player depending on whether or not they can haggle Raiola and Haaland out of their position .
Chelsea and Roman Abramovich are also due to consider an offer, but again, Haaland’s wage claims would topple the wage structure at Stamford Bridge, raising concerns about possible dressing room dissatisfaction.
Raiola’s selling point for any deal is his belief that Haaland will soon take over the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and take his place alongside PSG’s Kylian Mbappe as the two strikers who will dominate football for the next decade or more.
Regarding the Dortmund Prize, reports suggest that a mammoth transfer fee of £ 154 million (around $ 211 million) will be targeted this summer, although Haaland’s deal means he cut the club for the far in the summer of 2022 Fee of £ 68m (around $ 93m) – a factor that could potentially encourage Borussia Dortmund to aggressively pursue a transfer in the coming months.
If Dortmund licks their lips about the possible transfer windfall they could receive this summer, they’ll keep a very strict poker face.
“We don’t have a parallel plan. We’ll discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola,” said the club’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, to Goal.
“We also want him to stay with us and score goals for BVB with conviction next year. There is no alternative plan.”
The Dortmunders are used to fighting the progress of the big European clubs for their young talent. This can be seen in the stubborn refusal to break away from their demands when Manchester United pursued Jadon Sancho last summer.
They might find it harder to fight back about Haaland – especially if Raiola continues to display his valuable asset so obviously in the shop window.
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