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Can Real Madrid afford not to Sign Haaland this summer?

Rumour over the future of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland continues, despite the interest of some of the leading clubs in Europe, Borussia Dortmund insist the prolific striker is staying put.

Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola says La Liga giants Real Madrid can afford to sign the forward this summer window, despite the financial issues faced by the Spanish champions.

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Real Madrid reported a debt of £307m in the financial year ended last June with club finances having been affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it also affected the finances of American online casino.

While the striker has a release clause of about £66m in his current contract that comes into full effect next summer window, Mino Raiola and the player's father, Alf Inge Haaland, held discussions with Real Madrid and Barcelona earlier in the year.

The forward would be expected to earn more than £100m for his Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund if they sold him this summer transfer window.

Mino Raiola added that the future of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland - another one of his high-profile football clients, could become more clearer over the course of the year.

Since moving to Germany to play in the Bundesliga from Red Bull Salzburg, the Norwegian has emerged as one of the most exciting strikers in the whole of Europe. The forward has netted 37 goals in 38 games in all competitions so far this term.

The 20-year-old is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until the summer of 2024.

Raiola and Alf Inge Haaland, held discussions with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid earlier in the year, while Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with the goal poacher.

Despite Real Madrid’s poor finances, when asked whether the Spanish giants could ever afford to acquire Haaland, Raiola said: "I don't know if they can afford him, because I haven't studied their books. But I think they can.

"I think they all can. The question is different: Can Madrid afford not to buy Haaland? And Barca?"
Amid increased speculations of a potential departure from Signal Iduna Park, Raiola has stressed that the German club are currently not willing to sell the striker but has hinted that the club's position could however change before the end of the summer.

Mino Raiola added: "He needs to tell me when everything is clear in my head and I can create a menu for him, and put the things on his plate: we've got this, that and the other...

"And at the moment we can't. What we know as of today is that Dortmund spoke extremely solemnly to us and said: 'We are not selling him'. That's the situation, definitely.

"That's what they've said. Now let's see if that desire is still there through to the 1st of September."
However, Dortmund sporting director, Sebastian Kehl has proclaimed that Haaland will stay put with the club next season, which will be covered with odds from best Aussie online casino sites.

The high sort after striker is one of Europe’s most wanted strikers after another fantastic campaign, with massive sums of transfer fee quoted for his signature.

Yet Director Kehl, a club legend from his playing days, is highly confident that Haaland will stay with the Bundesliga club beyond this summer.

"I understand that Erling Haaland will play for Borussia Dortmund in the new season. Erling totally agrees," Kehl told Doppelpass.

"I see him every day and I can say that he completely identifies with the club"