Mino Raiola falls under the category of super-agent. The Italian is notoriously known in the football industry for sucking clubs dry of cash in return for his clients services. Raiola’s clients who have made big money moves include Paul Pogba, Matthias De Ligt, and of course Erling Haaland. The Norwegian is one of the hottest strikers in Europe and is seen, alongside Mbappe, as the next talent to dominate the European Football landscape for up to 10 years. The list of suitors after the insatiable goal-scorer will be innumerable. All of the top clubs across Europe will be desperate for Haaland’s signature when he does decided to leave Borussia Dortmund.
In an interview with the BBC, Raiola suggested that only a handful of clubs would be able to afford Haaland and most of those are England. “Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy Haaland, and four of those clubs are England,” Raiola told the BBC.
Haaland has connections to the two Manchester clubs in particular. His father played for Manchester City and his former coach at Molde, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is now the current manager of Manchester United. If City were to capture Haaland and Mbappe were to stay at PSG, it would be a sign of the new football financial paradigm. For both clubs, money is no object, and they would employ the two best young stars of the game. Florentino Perez and Real Madrid will do all they can to sign one of the two starlets, but will look to do so without jeopardizing the financial health of the club.