Erling Haaland finally agrees to join Chelsea

Hans-Joachim Watzke

Super-agent Mino Raiola has opened the door for Erling Haaland to move to Chelsea when speaking about the ability of his star client.

Haaland is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2024 but holds a minimum fee release clause in his contract of €75 million (£64m) which becomes active in the summer of 2022.

The Norwegian international is believed to be the Blues No1 transfer target this summer despite claims he will spend at least one more season in the Bundesliga.

“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, who represents Haaland, told the BBC.

“He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and 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].

“I don’t think there’s a sports director or trainer in the world who would say ‘not interested’. It’s like saying: ‘Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?”

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