Erling Haaland is set to join Real Madrid this coming summer, which will be a massive blow to Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Norwegian has attracted interests from top clubs in the world. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City are among the clubs targeting the 20-year-old.
At only 20 years of age, Haaland is undoubtedly one of the best attackers in the world of football. He has netted 35 goals in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season and is expected to leave the Bundesliga club this summer.
Erling Haaland to Real Madrid is ‘practically done’ says Eduardo Inda
According to Eduardo Inda of OkDiario, Erling Haaland’s transfer to Real Madrid is almost complete. According to him, Erling Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, is currently in negotiations with Real Madrid CEO Jose Angel Sanchez and has reached an agreement with the player.
Eduardo Inda said:
“Haaland’s signing for Madrid is practically done. It is closer than it seems. One of the keys is Florentino’s great harmony with the president of Dortmund, who are contemporary and get along very well.
“The negotiation with Raiola is being carried out by Jose Angel Sanchez and the agreement with the footballer is closed.”
Erling Haaland is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2024, putting the club in a solid position to offer the Norwegian international a lucrative contract. According to Inda, Borussia Dortmund is asking €129 million for their star striker, but Real Madrid will be keen to negotiate a lower price.
“It would cost around 150 million euros in total. Real Madrid is seeing how to pay for it.
“They have the best financial situation of all the teams in Europe, but they are doing the stadium at the same time and they are looking at how to finance it.”
Inda also claims that Real Madrid is considering selling some of their players to fund their move to Erling Haaland.
“They are seeing how to get the money with the exits. Among others, they could get money with Varane, who has a year left on his contract or Casemiro, although I think he will not end up leaving.
“Varane has a better chance of leaving. He is p* off with the criticism he has received in recent times and for being singled out.”
Manchester City have been on the lookout for a replacement for Sergio Aguero, who is expected to leave the Etihad on a free transfer this summer. Meanwhile, if Edinson Cavani does not extend his contract, Manchester United wants Erling Haaland to replace him.