Mino Raiola DENIES he has negotiated £17m cut of a £154m Haaland deal
Mino Raiola HITS BACK at claims he has negotiated a £17m cut of a £154m Erling Haaland deal, after a staggering breakdown which included a £17m payment to the players’ dad was reported in Spain following meetings with Real Madrid and Barcelona
- Mino Raiola has dismissed his reported demands for any Erling Haaland deal
- Had been claimed in Spanish media that super-agent would get a £17m cut
- Demands also included £17m to Haaland’s father Alfie and big wages for player
- Speculation continues after Raiola and Alfie held talks with Spanish giants
Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has hit back at reports that suggested he had made an eye-watering list of demands for clubs looking to sign the striker.
Speculation over Haaland’s future has intensified over the last week, after Raiola and Haaland’s father Alfie were pictured in Barcelona ahead of holding talks with new club president Joan Laporta and the pair also travelled to Madrid together.
And it was reported in Spain that the super-agent had laid out his demands to any club interested in the 20-year-old.
Mino Raiola hit back at ‘fake news’ reports that he would earn £17m cut of Erling Haaland move
The super-agent insisted reports in Spain that listed his demands for deal were not true
Speculation continues as Europe’s biggest clubs consider a summer move for £154m striker
It was claimed that he had insisted he would require £17m, as would Haaland’s father Alfie, while the player himself was looking for a salary of more than £25m a year net.
However, Raiola took to Twitter on Sunday night to dismiss the reports in Spain, posting that ‘fake news travels quick and far.’
The two Manchester clubs have also both been linked to the Borussia Dortmund star too, as have Liverpool and Chelsea, with Raiola and Alfie due to travel to England to continue talks.
While the financial terms of any deal remain unknown, the 20-year-old’s contract situation means that Dortmund side may be more willing to allow him to leave this summer.
Haaland’s father Alfie (L) and agent Raiola (R) were both pictured arriving in Madrid last week
Haaland has a release clause of £65m in his contract, but that only comes into effect in 2022 and so the German side will be able to seek as high a fee as they possibly can should the forward make an exit.
That has led to a valuation of £154m on the striker, a figure that may test even Europe’s biggest clubs in the current climate.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have significant financial problems, with Ronald Koeman’s side in particular needing to quickly cut their wage bill amid a short-term debt crisis.
Raiola has never moved one of his player to Madrid and the relationship between him and president Florentino Perez is far weaker than the one he has with Laporta.
Real Madrid have decisions to make on Gareth Bale and Martin Odegaard amid financial issues
Like their big rivals, Madrid are looking to offload this summer to raise funds for a move for either Haaland or Kylian Mbappe, and much may come down to what the club decide to do with players currently out on loan, including Gareth Bale and Martin Odegaard.
Pep Guardiola has been keen not to discuss a potential move from Manchester City for Haaland, though did suggest that even his side’s financial power may not be strong enough to secure the Norwegian as a replacement for Sergio Aguero.
‘With the numbers being demanded (at the moment), it’s not going to happen,’ Guardiola said.
‘We cannot afford it. All the clubs struggle financially and we are not an exception. Maybe we are going to buy, maybe not.’
Pep Guardiola played down a summer move for Haaland as a replacement for Sergio Aguero
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