Erling Haaland has given a small hint he could be on the move this summer amid questions about the Borussia Dortmund’s striker’s next club and claims of a giant move to the Premier League.
Haaland stormed onto the European scene at the start of last season and has since enjoyed a dramatic rise. He has become arguably the world’s most coveted striker, with Premier League clubs showing interest. Indeed, as well as Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City both reportedly want to sign the 20-year-old.
Any deal this summer is likely to cost at least £90million. Wages aside would also make Haaland a huge investment. For that reason, one pundit claims Liverpool and United will struggle to finance any deal.
It came as no surprise then that the subject of his future was the hot topic when Haaland reported for international duty.
While the striker has given little away on his future, he was questioned about what it would take to prise him away from Dortmund.
“They must want me,” he told VG when asked about the possibility of changing clubs.
Haaland is represented by Mino Raiola, the super-agent not known to be the nicest man to deal with. Raiola has fallen foul of Sir Alex Ferguson and Ed Woodward over Paul Pogba in the past. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, meanwhile, seems more inclined to try and keep the peace.
Haaland though was quick to speak up for Raiola when questioned about his agent.
“[He’s] The best agent in the world. He is a nice man,” was the striker’s simple reply.
Haaland tipped for lucrative transfer
While Haaland refused to say any more on his future, VG did speak to another agent Jamie Moralee over where he expects Haalands to end up this summer.
Moralee, the CEO of New Era Group, has the likes of Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane on his books. And he claims Haaland is most likely to join one of Man City or Chelsea this summer on a giant £200k-£300k a week deal.
“I would say that Haaland’s value on the market is now around £150m. I think he’ll end up in England. Manchester City or Chelsea. His salary could end up anywhere between £200,000 and £300,000 a week,” Moralee told VG.
Pundit Micah Richards, meanwhile, also expects Haaland to sign for Chelsea – and claims they’ll be a “scary prospect” if they land the Norwegian.
“I think they’ve got absolutely everything,” Richards told the BBC after the win over the Blades.
“They’ve sorted their defensive problems. The only thing to add that little bit of icing to the cake would be a striker.
“They’ve put [Timo] Werner in there, they’ve put [Kai] Havertz in there.
“It seems like they’ve not really cracked that offensive aspect of the game.
I’m not going to speculate. If you put Haaland in this team, they’ll be scary next season.”