Agent Mino Raiola has revealed that only a few clubs can pay £154million for Erling Haaland this summer, MySportDab reports.
Raiola believes only the likes of Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United, and Manchester City can pay the fee this summer.
In an interview last week, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted that there won’t be any mega-money signings this summer without the European Super League.
Perez added that the financial situation will affect their plans to sign Borussia Dortmund star Haaland or PSG Star Kylian Mbappe.
Speaking to Spanish Newspaper AS, Mino Raiola did not believe Perez’s claims and insisted that Real Madrid are still ready to sign the £154m-rated 20-year-old.
‘Real Madrid have to money to sign Erling Haaland. They can afford him,’ Raiola said.
Mino Raiola to AS: “Real Madrid can afford Erling Haaland. They’ve money to sign him”. ⚪️ #BVB #RealMadrid
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After the European Super League collapsed, Perez told El Larguero: ‘In general, we are not planning for any big transfers this summer.
‘Everyone suffers when there is no money to flow from the rich clubs to the poor clubs.
‘It’s impossible to sign players like Mbappe and Haaland, not only for Real Madrid, without the Super League.’
However, Real Madrid are one of the top European clubs chasing Erling Haaland.
Chelsea have also showed their interest in Haaland, but he is unlikely to join them and the Blues are now focused on Harry Kane or Romelu Lukaku.
Despite the interest from potential suitors, Bundesliga club Dortmund still want to keep hold of Haaland.
But that depends more on if they qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Dortmund are now fifth in the Bundesliga table, one point behind Eintracht Frankfurt in the fourth place in the race for Champions League football.
Haaland has scored 37 goals across all competitions so far this season.
He is also the top scorer in the Champions League this season with 10 goals despite Borussia Dortmund’s exit from the competition.
Haaland has a £65million release clause that can be activated in 2022 and Dortmund are want to keep him for at least one more season.