At Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund they don’t win for scares. When it seems that the one involving Jadon Sancho and Manchester United is over, the other great operation to be dealt with in the whole borusser resurfaces: the transfer of Erling Haaland. The Norwegian striker, longing for Real Madrid, Manchester City, United and Chelsea himself, would have already chosen where he would like to play next season and the winner would be the current European champion.
This is stated by journalist Ian McGarry in the podcast ‘The Transfer Window’, which he shares with Duncan Castles, from The Times. Something that echoes in the Daily Mail, where they add that Negotiations between both parties began at the beginning of June, despite the 200 million euros that appears as the starting price of the cyborg Norwegian. Of course, although Haaland expects to be transferred to Chelsea this summer, always according to the information cited, the Blues they still have to deal with a stone in their shoe greater than the amount to be paid out by the potential signing, the player’s agent.
The discord clause
“Mino Raiola intends to include a termination clause in Haaland’s contract so he can go out there and make sure his next move, after leaving Dortmund, is smooth and concrete when it comes to pay and structure, “said McGarry.” And of course in Mino’s case, commission. Chelsea is not in the business of having a clause of this type in any of its players. It is something common in Spain, in LaLiga, and also in Serie A. Sometimes also in the Bundesliga, “he added.
From McGarry’s words it is understood, yes, that there is a lot of work to be done before such an operation crystallizes: “Haaland comes from Borussia Dortmund and hopes to join Chelsea before the new season starts. This is something they have to fix between Raiola and Chelsea. and see if the player and Dortmund end up signing the agreement. “Ultimately, although the intention of the Leeds-born player is that, it will not be easy for the puzzle to fit.
A good chance?
let’s remember Raiola’s own words exclusively for AS: “What we know today is that Dortmund spoke very seriously with us and said: ‘We-do-not-see-we’. And this is the sure thing. That is what they have said. Now, we must see if that wish exists until September 1. “. However, he made it clear that he had a very different position: “I think if a good opportunity presents itself and everyone is happy, we will put it on the table.”.
Will Chelsea be that good opportunity that Raiola was talking about? If so, it would be a tremendous setback for the aspirations of a Real Madrid that hoped to pounce for Erling in 2022, at which time economic claims will be less prohibitive. Yes indeed, the fact of having closed the transfer of Sancho to United, which will report a minimum of 85 million euros (there are another ten in variables) to the club’s coffers, could play in favor of the other suitors, since in Dortmund they will have greater economic muscle, a fact that takes the pressure off the negotiation. New twist in the Haaland case, we will see if it is the final swerve.