Mino Raiola reveals how many clubs can afford to sign Erling Haaland

Jamie Spencer
Erling Haaland is already one of the best strikers in the world
Erling Haaland is already one of the best strikers in the world / INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

Super-agent Mino Raiola has claimed that there are only 10 clubs who can afford Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and that he would consider joining, with four of those in the Premier League.

Haaland as emerged as a superstar of the future since bursting onto the scene with Red Bull Salzburg last season and has scored an incredible 77 goals at club and international level since the start of the 2019/20 campaign - including 28 this season alone.

Haaland has scored 28 goals for Dortmund this season alone
Haaland has scored 28 goals for Dortmund this season alone / INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

Manchester United wanted to sign Haaland last January before he chose Dortmund, while 90min has reported on the keen interest from Manchester City and Chelsea that is building in the 20-year-old prodigy. Liverpool have also been linked and it is likely those four clubs that Raiola is referring to.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are among the few European clubs that would be considered a step up from Dortmund.

"It is obvious that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it's so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level," Raiola told BBC Sport.

"He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: 'How long can we still enjoy them?' So everyone is looking for the new generation.

“Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] and give the platform you would like after you've been in Dortmund…and four of those clubs are in [England].”

Haaland is thought to have a release clause in his Dortmund contract that will allow him to leave for €75m (£64m) in the summer of 2022. But the likes of City and Chelsea are scrambling to land him sooner when there is no cap on what Dortmund could potentially ask for.

Dortmund’s financial situation could dictate whether they sell players this coming summer and for how much, especially if they miss out on Champions League football for next season, although it has been rumoured they would prefer keep Haaland and sell Jadon Sancho if it came to that.

For more from Jamie Spencer, follow him on Twitter and Facebook!