Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola claims there are four Premier League teams who could sign the Dortmund star and says ‘everybody is looking’ at the player.
Haaland has netted 17 goals in 17 Bundesliga games this campaign – as well as eight goals in only five Champions League appearances – and is on the wish list of a number of European giants.
Manchester United tried to sign Haaland before his move to Dortmund, while Chelsea and Man City have emerged as rivals, and Raiola expects teams in the Premier League to be at the centre of the tug of war for his signature.
‘The problem that I feel you have in England, especially in England, whenever I tell my opinion – just an opinion that I have – everybody in England goes berserk,’ Raiola told BBC Sport when asked about the future of Haaland.
‘I am the worst agent, or I am the best, it doesn’t matter, you have people that love you or people that hate you – or 80% hates me, 20% loves me or whatever.
‘And clubs get so much stress and stressed out by it, especially from the public and the journalists, that I’ve learned not to talk so much about it, only during the market.
‘It is obvious though that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it’s so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level.
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‘He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: “How long can we still enjoy them?” So everyone is looking for the new generation.
‘It’s obvious that only maybe a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] from Dortmund so we can all fill in those clubs.
‘And four of those clubs are in your beautiful country [England]. And you can fill them in, you can call them and ask “Would you be interested?”
‘I don’t think there’s a sports director or trainer in the world who would say “I am not interested”. It’s like saying: “Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?”’