Has Mino Raiola dealt Manchester United blow in Erling Haaland pursuit?
Erling Haaland’s release clause
The 2022 summer transfer window is expected to center around one man.
That man is Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker, Erling Haaland.
It has been public knowledge for some time that the 21-year-old has a release clause that allows him to depart Dortmund from this coming summer.
The actual fee needed to active said release clause is not 100 per cent confirmed at present, but it is suggested to be between €75-100m.
Raiola deals Manchester United Haaland blow?
For that sum, though, any potential buyer would be purchasing one of the best talents in world football right now.
Despite only being 21, Haaland has already scored 74 and assisted 19 in 72 outings for BVB and is expected to go and dominate the footballing landscape for the next decade or more.
So, when his release clause becomes active in the summer, a dog fight is expected to ensue for his services.
One of the clubs linked previously has been Manchester United. United are, once Cristiano Ronaldo moves on in the next year or so, in need of a quality number nine that can help them challenge for the Premier League.
The Red Devils have been linked previously when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was boss, whilst Ralf Rangnick is also said to be interested in the hitman.
Now though, speaking to Sport 1 recently, Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola looks to have dealt United a blow in their pursuit of the striker.
When speaking to Sport 1, Raiola stated that Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Manchester City are the big clubs Haaland can go to, omitting Manchester United from that list.
They are all great cars. Of course, he can also drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, of course. He can and will take the next step. Bayern, Real, Barcelona, City – these are the big clubs he can go to. City has won the championship five times in recent years, significantly more than United. When we moved to Dortmund, we all knew that this step would come.
Raiola was then asked when Haaland’s step away from Dortmund would come, to which he replied:
Maybe this summer, maybe the summer after. But there is a great chance that Erling will leave this summer. We will see.