The 21-year-old has shined at Borussia Dortmund since joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
Haaland is in front of his own development
Erling Haaland is good enough to play for any club in the world, says his agent Mino Raiola. The 21-year-old has shined at Borussia Dortmund since joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020. The Norway international has scored 49 goals in the same number of games since the switch and is wanted by the best teams in Europe. Raiola is convinced that Haaland will thrive at the highest level and says he could go straight to the top team instead of taking a step to Dortmund. “With Haaland, everyone was wrong. He did things much faster than everyone imagined. Haaland is in front of his development,” Raiola told reporters. “He’s ahead of his schedule. Maybe I was too careful when I said: ‘Oh no, let’s move to Dortmund instead of I-don’t-know-where’.”
The Norwegian is the talk about the town
“This boy – I am 100 per cent convinced, and everyone is convinced – can move to any club where he wants, already on this level. And he could have done that last year. But maybe there were still teams last year, saying: ‘Oh, he was in Red Bull, can he do it at another club?’. He’s faster than his prediction. So yeah, Haaland is the talk about of the town. I have a 25-year business advantage at this level and I have changed the game, from an economic side, more than once. So, I don’t worry about it anymore. I know I have to wait. It’s a moment of waiting and seeing what is in the best interest of the player.
“Sometimes, the player’s best interest is not to move when everyone says he should move. And sometimes, it’s in the player’s best interest to move when everyone says he should stay. So let’s see what happens”. Haaland has been linked to many of the best European teams since his exceptional period at RB Salzburg. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs most often linked with Erling. However, the former Molde star’s contract with Dortmund is not due to expire until 2024, which reportedly includes a €75 million release clause.