Raiola names the two teams ‘it will be hard for Erling Haaland to say no to’

Mino Raiola has hinted that Manchester City are the Premier League side most likely to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer transfer window.

The Norwegian attacker has cemented his reputation as Europe’s most prolific young striker since snubbing Manchester United in January last year and joining Dortmund from RB Salzburg.

With Dortmund struggling to qualify for the Champions League, the majority of Europe’s top sides are circling with intent, but Raiola hinted Spanish teams Real Madrid  and Barcelona represent the player’s preference.

Real president Florentino president last week admitted that the collapse of the Super League represented a huge blow to their hopes of signing Haaland, but Raiola believes they still have the financial wherewithal to secure the deal.

Barcelona are also believed to be in a dire financial state but with Lionel Messi reported to be championing the signing of Haaland, Raiola believes they would also be hard for his client to reject.

He told AS: ‘Today, the official stance of Dortmund is this. But I’ve got another view, I think that if a good opportunity comes up and everyone would be happy, we’ll put it on the table.

‘Haaland is interested in two things. Scoring goals, because he’s a little bit like Cristiano or Zlatan… it’s his obsession, in a positive way. And winning titles. No doubt he’ll pick somewhere where he feels those two things go together best for him.

‘It’s really hard to lie. When a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid comes in for you, with so much history and being such a big club, it’s hard to say no.

‘PSG is getting into his group of big clubs, City is trying, Juve have always been there. The league they play in is important too. PSG plays in the worst league of the big clubs. Bayern are in an attractive league, but we know they always win it. In Spain there are three clubs with a chance.

‘I don’t know if Real Madrid can afford him, because I haven’t studied their books. But I think they can. I think they all can.’


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