Erling Haaland Could Cost Teams £12 Million In Agent Fees
Erling Haaland is being chased by some of Europe's biggest clubs and as well as paying his transfer fee clubs like Manchester United might have to stump up £12 million for his agents fee.
Norwegian striker Haaland has been on a tear for Red Bull Salzburg this season, in Austria and in the Champions League, and has attracted interest from United, as well as Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and RB Leipzig.
As well as a reported fee of up to £76 million it's been reported, by the Sun, that any club wanting him could have to pay his agent Mino Raiola £12 million to sign the 19-year-old.
'Superagent' Raiola is one of the best known in the business and has brokered some huge deals, several including moves to Manchester United.
The Dutchman represented Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba on their moves to Old Trafford, and was also the reason for all the speculation regarding the French midfielder before this season started.
Whilst Ed Woodward might prefer avoiding having to work with Raiola again the club may think it's worth the hassle and the money to secure the signing of the teenage sensation.
Haaland has scored 16 goals in 14 appearances in the league so far this season and added eight goals in just six games in the Champions League Group Stages too, scoring in five of the six games including the trip to Anfield.
Salzburg are reportedly only willing to do a deal in January if the buying club will send the striker back to them on loan for the rest of the season.
Whilst United need more goals this season they will likely see the benefit of doing the deal in order to beat competition to the signing of one of the most wanted players in the world.
The son of former Leeds United and Manchester City's Alf Inge Haaland has already teased a move to Manchester United when he posted an image of him signing a United shirt on social media.
However it was all part of a prank in which the former Molde player also signed shirts for other clubs too.
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