Mino Raiola has named the four clubs that have a chance of signing Erling Haaland in the summer transfer window.
Haaland’s electric performances for Borussia Dortmund have made him the most coveted footballer on the planet. There isn’t a single top club in existence that hasn’t been linked with a move for the Norwegian goal-machine.
With the 21-year-old understood to have an affordable release clause in his contract that kicks in this summer, the expectation is that Haaland will soon be entering his final six months as a Borussia Dortmund player.
But what could his next step be?
Well, Mino Raiola has provided some insight into where Haaland could end up by naming four clubs that he sees as the natural next step in the striker’s career – and there’s no Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea.
Mino Raiola to SPORT1: “He will take the next step. Bayern, Real, Barca, City – these are the big clubs he can go to. When? Maybe this summer, maybe next. But there is a big chance he‘ll leave this summer”. @berger_pj
— Francesco Porzio (@fraporzio95) December 10, 2021
It remains to be seen whether Raiola has merely plucked four names out of thin air, or these are the only clubs that Haaland would consider moving to over the summer transfer window.
Man United fans will feel aggrieved that their name has been taken out of the running, with the Red Devils in dire need of a striker capable of leading the line long-term at Old Trafford.
There will also be those who smirk at the thought of Man City being named as a ‘big club’ by Raiola. Though they are the Premier League champions, their dwarfed by many of their Premier League counterparts…