The striker’s father, Alf-Inge and Raiola, were seen negotiating with Barcelona and Real Madrid officials last week. And were reported to also sit down with potential suitors from Premier League.
Raiola uploaded videos on Twitter with the word “Fake”
Mino Raiola responded to social media posts about Erling Haaland’s future. A whole host of the top European clubs have been linked with an interest in the striker, who has enjoyed a rapid rise to stardom since joining BVB from RB Salzburg in January 2020. The striker’s father, Alf-Inge and Raiola, were seen negotiating with Barcelona and Real Madrid officials last week. And were reported to also sit down with potential suitors from Premier League. Still, the super-agent has moved on to try to root out the ongoing speculation. Raiola took to Twitter to respond to the transfer rumours, uploading videos of various reports related to Haaland, with the word “fake” emblazoned many times. The 53-year-old captioned the post with, “Fake news travels fast and far.”
Mino Raiola admitted that he jumped the gun when brokering the deal. Which saw Haaland join BVB, with him it his belief that the Norwegian could fit into any of Europe’s elite clubs after leaving RB Salzburg. “Haaland is in front of his development,” he said. “He’s ahead of his schedule. Maybe I was too careful when I said, ‘Oh no, let’s move to Dortmund instead of not knowing where’. This boy – I am 100 per cent convinced, and everyone is convinced. He can go to any club where he wants, already on this level. He could have done that last year”. Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane have been as prolific as ever for their respective clubs this season. However, Haaland is a much younger prospect with plenty of room still to improve.
The 20-year-old has scored 33 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions for BVB this term, including 21 in the Bundesliga and 10 in the UEFA Champions League – four ahead of all others in Europe’s biggest stage.