Erling Haaland, though new on the market, has attracted the avid interest of several clubs across Europe. This includes England, where Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United want him. But with his exorbitant wage demands, a purchase could make Haaland the highest-paid player in Premier League history.
The Norwegian striker, currently at Borussia Dortmund, may only transfer with a fee of £150 million.
This transfer fee in itself eliminates several interested clubs. Only Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Real Madrid have that kind of money.
At that, too, City coach Pep Guardiola refused to spend such money on a single striker.
Add to his transfer fees his wage demands. His agent Mino Raiola wants a record package of £600,000-a-week, reports The Sun.
Such a salary would put him ahead of even superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The latter is the world’s top earning footballer at £500,000-a-week, as we discovered when his contract was leaked.
But Raiola’s contract demands exceed these record-breaking figures too. He is looking to secure lucrative image rights as well as other commercial deals.
So, if any of the Premier League giants buying the Bundesliga up-and-comer would make Haaland the highest-paid player in Premier League history.