Mino Raiola RETURNS on claims he has negotiated a £ 154m cut in an Erling Haaland deal of £ 154m after a dizzying outage involving a £ 17m payment to the player’s father was reported in Spain after encounters with Real Madrid and Barcelona
- Mino Raiola has turned down his reported demands for a deal with Erling Haaland
- It had been claimed in the Spanish media that the super agent would receive a £ 17 million rebate
- Demands also include £ 17 million to Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and high wages for the player
- Speculation continues after Raiola and Alfie held talks with Spanish giants
Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has responded to reports suggesting he had drawn up a dazzling list of demands for clubs to sign the attacker.
Speculation about Haaland’s future has intensified over the past week, after Raiola and Haaland’s father Alf-Inge were photographed in Barcelona ahead of talks with new club president Joan Laporta and the pair also traveled to Madrid together.
And in Spain, it was reported that the super agent had made his demands on any club interested in the 20-year-old.
Mino Raiola hit back at ‘fake news’ reports that he would earn £ 17 million off Erling Haaland’s move
The super agent insisted that reports in Spain stating that his demands for a deal were untrue
Speculation continues as Europe’s biggest clubs consider paying a £ 154 million striker over the summer
He was alleged to have insisted on needing £ 17 million just like Haaland’s father, while the player himself was looking for a net salary of over £ 25 million a year.
However, Raiola took to Twitter on Sunday evening to dismiss the messages in Spain, posting that “ fake news travels fast and far. ”
The two Manchester clubs are also both linked to the star of Borussia Dortmund, as are Liverpool and Chelsea, with Raiola and Alfie traveling to England to continue talks.
While the financial terms of a deal remain unknown, the 20-year-old’s contractual situation means that Dortmund side may be more willing to let him leave this summer.
Haaland’s father Alfie (L) and agent Raiola (R) were both photographed in Madrid last week
Haaland has a £ 65 million release clause in his contract, but it won’t come into effect until 2022, so the German side will be able to charge as much compensation as possible if the attacker makes an exit.
That has resulted in a valuation of £ 154 million for the forward, a figure that could put even the biggest clubs in Europe to the test in the current climate.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are facing significant financial difficulties, with Ronald Koeman’s side in particular having to cut their wages quickly amid a short-term debt crisis.
Raiola has never moved any of his players to Madrid and the relationship between him and President Florentino Perez is much weaker than that with Laporta.
Real Madrid have to make decisions about Gareth Bale and Martin Odegaard amid financial troubles
Like their major rivals, Madrid are looking to discharge this summer to raise money for a move for Haaland or Kylian Mbappé, and a lot could boil down to what the club decides to do with players currently on loan, including Gareth Bale and Martin Odegaard. .
Pep Guardiola was keen not to discuss a possible Manchester City move for Haaland, but did suggest that even his side’s financial strength might not be strong enough to secure the Norwegian as Sergio Agüero’s replacement.
“With the numbers being demanded (at the moment), it’s not going to happen,” Guardiola said.
‘We can not afford it. All clubs are struggling financially and we are no exception. Maybe we’ll buy, maybe not. ‘
Pep Guardiola played a summer move for Haaland to replace Sergio Aguero