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Mino Raiola names the two clubs ‘it will be hard for Erling Haaland to say no to’ this summer


Erling Haaland is wanted by all of Europe’s top clubs this summer (Picture: Getty)

Mino Raiola has hinted Manchester City are the Premier League team most likely to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The Norway international has cemented his reputation as Europe’s most prolific young striker since spurning Manchester United in January last year and joining Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg.

With Dortmund struggling to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the overwhelming majority of the continent’s top clubs are circling with intent, but Raiola hinted Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona represent the 20-year-old’s preference.

Real president Florentino president last week claimed that the collapse of the European Super League represented a major blow to the Spanish champions’ hopes of signing Haaland, but Raiola believes they still boast the financial wherewithal to secure a deal.

Barcelona, too, are understood to be in a dire financial state but with Lionel Messi said to be championing the signing of Haaland, Raiola believes the Catalan giants would also be hard for his client to turn down.

Florentino Perez has claimed Real Madrid don’t have enough money to sign Erling Haaland this summer (Picture: Getty)

He told AS: ‘Today, the official stance of Dortmund is this. But I’ve got another view, I think that if a good opportunity comes up and everyone would be happy, we’ll put it on the table.

‘Haaland is interested in two things. Scoring goals, because he’s a little bit like Cristiano or Zlatan… it’s his obsession, in a positive way. And winning titles. No doubt he’ll pick somewhere where he feels those two things go together best for him.

‘It’s really hard to lie. When a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid comes in for you, with so much history and being such a big club, it’s hard to say no.

‘PSG is getting into his group of big clubs, City is trying, Juve have always been there. The league they play in is important too. PSG plays in the worst league of the big clubs. Bayern are in an attractive league, but we know they always win it. In Spain there are three clubs with a chance.

‘I don’t know if Real Madrid can afford him, because I haven’t studied their books. But I think they can. I think they all can.’


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