13/12/2021; 4:47 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Many teams are building up for what should be a big summer. Eyes have been riveting over several players, with their clubs edgy over their immediate future.
At Paris Saint-Germain, the club hierarchy is still working day and night to ensure that Kylian Mbappe remains at the Paris club with Real Madrid snooping around the 22-year-old. The player looks destined to leave Paris, and it has PSG edgy.
Another player that is hot cake on the market is Dusan Vlahovic. The 22-year-old Fiorentina hitman has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Vlahovic currently tops the Serie A Capocannoniere charts with 15 goals.
Perhaps the player with the most transfer appeal, Erling Haaland has taken the Bundesliga by storm and would cost quite a bit in transfer and agent fees to snap him from Borussia Dortmund.
With 74 goals from 72 matches for Dortmund, Haaland has turned up as one of the hottest properties in football today. The Norwegian striker is not short of suitors, with interest from several clubs, including Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has done a decent job in putting the player on the market. Despite the reported £47 million coming to him, Manchester City is adamant in their interest in the forward.
Recent reports suggest that Mino Raiola is determined to receive £47 million in commission as part of the deal, but it has not dampened Manchester City’s interest in Haaland. The amount demanded by Raiola is to broker a deal that will take Haaland away from Borussia Dortmund. Raiola is known to squeeze as much as he can from every deal he brokers. The demands for a Haaland deal is similar to what he claimed when he brokered the deal that took Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United.
According to The Sun, the costs for a Haaland deal do not deter Manchester City in their pursuit of the Norwegian.
Real Madrid also holds a keen interest in Erling Haaland. The Madrid club is watching developments unfold. According to reports, a clause in Haaland’s current contract would allow him to leave the German club for a fee of around £68 million.
Aside from the £47 million demanded by Mino Raiola, Haaland wants a wage of around £21.3 million. It will take the deal to over £215 million, while Raiola will also share the commission with the player’s father Alf-inge.
Haaland is a goal machine and has continued to ramp up his goal-scoring tally.
Haaland has scored 51 goals in 52 league games. He also scored 23 goals in 19 UEFA Champions League matches for Dortmund.
Haaland finished 11th at the 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony, two places behind Kylian Mbappe, with both players expected to jostle for the main title in years to come.