Mino Raiola is believed to be demanding an eye-watering commission as part of any Erling Haaland transfer deal, amid continued speculation over the striker’s future.
The 21-year-old goalscoring machine appears destined for pastures new this summer, with a whole host of elite club’s keen to secure his services following what’s been a prolific last few seasons at Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian starlet has scored 74 goals in just 73 games in all competitions for the Bundesliga side since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, having previously put his name on the map with a standout showing in the Champions League group stage with the Austrian outfit.
While seemingly settled in Germany, the youngster continues to be linked with an exit at the end of the season, when a €75m (£68m) release clause is reportedly set to come into effect.
That fee represents something of a bargain for such an explosive talent, although any interested party is likely to have to cough up even more in order to prize him away from his current side, the Sun reporting that the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, is demanding as much as £47m as a commission for brokering the deal.
The notorious ‘super-agent’ has been stoking the flames ahead of a potential deal this summer, having recently named a handful of European giants who could be in the running, while notably omitting Manchester United despite their long-standing interest in the player.
The Italian has endured a fractious relationship with the Old Trafford outfit after repeatedly suggesting that his client, Paul Pogba, is keen to leave the club, with Raiola also believed to have pocketed £40m in the deal to take the Frenchman to United from Juventus.
It would appear he is seeking a similar figure in any deal for Haaland, although the report suggests that that is unlikely to prove an obstacle for Manchester City, the Premier League champions in the market for a new centre-forward addition after missing out on Harry Kane last summer.
With the player also set to take home roughly £21.3m in what would likely be a five-year deal, it would cost in the region of £215m in total if City were to pursue a deal, although the club are believed to be aware of the lengths they will have to go to get their man.
As previously mentioned, however, Pep Guardiola’s side won’t be alone in the hunt for the former Molde star, the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain Juventus and Bayern Munich all linked with a move.