Super agent, and probable bond villain, Mino Raiola has been doing a traveling road show to try and drum up a bidding war for his client Erling Haaland. The Norwegian striker has been lighting it up in the Bundesliga, scoring goals seemingly for fun for his Borussia Dortmund side. Raiola and Erling’s father, Alf-Inge Haaland, reportedly visited with Liverpool brass last week. They reportedly also have held talks with Barcelona, Real Madric, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea.
While a move for Haaland always seemed like a bit of a long shot for Liverpool, news of the agent fees and wages for the in demand striker reported today surely seal the deal that the Reds, and likely no one, will be able to afford the player.
Journalist Gerard Romero revealed what was reportedly asked for from Barcelona:
- €20M in agent fees for Mino Raiola
- €20M in agent fees for Alf-Inge Haaland
- €30M net per year (after taxes) in wages
‼️ Explicat al #Superesports @gerardromero— El Barça juga a RAC1 (@FCBRAC1) April 4, 2021
El pare i l'agent de Haaland, Mino Raiola, van proposar aquestes xifres al Barça si volen fitxar al davanter:
Raiola - 20M€
Pare de Haaland - 20M€
Fitxa de Haaland - 30M€ nets
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Those fees are on top of the already eye-watering €150M transfer fee that Borussia Dortmund is said to be demanding for a deal to be done this summer. It should be noted that Haaland reportedly has a release clause of €75 million in June of 2022.
In a year where teams have been dealt large financial blows from the coronavirus pandemic, on top of some already shaky debt situations at clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United, it seems unlikely that anyone will be willing to entertain these demands. While Haaland, along with Kylian Mbappé, are two generational player that will both be available this year, these agent fee and wage demands will likely scupper any deal before negotiations even begin.