Erling Haaland’s super agent Mino Raiola has debunked rumours of transfer talks with Real Madrid and Barcelona over the Borrusia Dortmund striker.
Recall that FrujuSports had reported that Raiola and Haaland’s father Alf-Inge were spotted together holding talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid officials last week, and it has been reported that they will also sit down with potential suitors from the Premier League, but the super-agent has moved to try and quash the ongoing speculation.
Raiola took to Twitter to respond to the transfer rumours, uploading a video of various Haaland-related reports with the word “fake” emblazoned multiple times. The 53-year-old captioned the post with: “Fake news travels quick and far.”
A lot of clubs have reportedly been battling for Haaland’s signature following his excellent form since joining Borrusia Dortmund from RB Salzburg in 2020.
The 20-year-old has netted 33 goals in 32 games across all competitions for Dortmund this term, including 21 in the Bundesliga and 10 in the Champions League – four ahead of anyone in else on Europe’s biggest stage.
Meanwhile, Raiola has admitted that he was too quick in brokering a deal that saw the Norwegian star join Dortmund.
“Haaland is in front of his own development,” he said in a quote from Goal. “He is ahead of his own schedule. Maybe I was too careful when I said, ‘Oh no, let’s move to Dortmund instead of I-don’t-know-where’.
“This boy – I’m 100 per cent convinced and everybody’s convinced – can move to any club, wherever he wants, already on this level. He could have done that last year.”