The poker for Erling Braut Haaland is entering a new round. His agent sets the terms. They have it all, although the banter is part of the gamble of contracts, Haaland should nevertheless soon advance into new salary spheres.
Alongside Kylian Mbappé, Erling Haaland is currently probably the most sought-after striker in the world. Together with the PSG star, the Norwegian is taking on the future legacy of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, experts around the world agree. While Mbappé is already under contract with an absolute top club where money only plays a subordinate role, one thing is clear at Haaland: The 20-year-old is not getting old at Schwarz-Gelb in the Ruhr area.
The rumor mill has been simmering for months: Where should Haaland cause a sensation in the future? Only a handful of select clubs that have the necessary change in their cash register are eligible. It is clear that the «Norwegian force of nature» will not be a bargain. The fact that his barater is called Mino Raiola takes care of the rest. Because the busy and controversial player agent is known for initially fueling the rumors in order to thread the deal at the highest price at the right moment.
This currently provides for the following for Haaland: Anyone who wants to sign the BVB striker this summer must first transfer 150 million euros to Dortmund. This sum is fixed and by the way not a record, which Neymar still holds with his move from Barça to PSG for a whopping 222 million euros in transfer in the summer of 2017.
But where Haaland could soon venture into new spheres is with his salary. The English “Mirror” reported on Sundaythat consultant Raiola calculated at a million pounds. Per week! At today’s exchange rate, that’s 1.267 million Swiss francs. Per day: 181,000 francs. CHF 7,541 per hour (even while sleeping). 125 francs per minute. And yes, you also get the price per second: rounded off 2 francs.
City, Real or PSG?
Haaland would be the first football professional in the world to advance into these salary dimensions. The currently highest paid player is Lionel Messi. The Barça legend is said to be earning £ 500,000 a week after taxes.
Whether an association is really willing to add these sums in times of the pandemic seems questionable. According to the Mirror report, only Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid would be able to afford this salary. Recently, Barcelona and Chelsea also got involved in the Norwegian poker game.
Where do you want to see Haaland play in the future?