The current hottest topic in world football is definitely where will Erling ‘Dream’ Haaland head to? Everyone linked with football are keeping an eye on this because this move will potentially shape the upcoming era of football. Now many reports state that Borussia Dortmund has set their price tag for the Norwegian striker and this could be key in deciding where the ‘next big thing’ in world football head to.
Erling Haaland, alongside Kylian Mbappe, has the highest potential to take the world by a storm in the years approaching. But reaching the pinnacle requires something more than the game on the field. Making the correct move and at the correct time is the key to lead a successful career. This is the stage where Haaland has to make the decision and with him he has his agent Mino Raiola, the best in his job, to decide the best for the 20-year-old.
According to his contract at Dortmund, Haaland has a release clause of €75 million that will be active from the year 2022. That is definitely a bargain considering the potential and talent he possesses. So the German club will be eager to offload him this summer itself to earn the most of the deal and thus now have released a price tag for the striker. Anyone aspiring to get the services of the biggest name in world football will have to pay somewhere around ‘€180 million (£154 million)’.
What does this mean?
For many clubs, this price tag might be the one to delight them while for others it might be the end of the road. This now makes it clear that only European giants can afford him and a big move is on the cards.
But the situation gets more interesting with financial difficulties each club is facing due to the pandemic. Spending this amount will not be feasible for each of the big teams as well. Clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona would not be able to fund in during these times and thus they will now look on other options.
But the price tag now makes Manchester City and Chelsea being in pole position as the competition for the signature weakens. Both Roman Abramovich and Sheikh Mansour will be the most delighted and will definitely try their best to lure the future Ballon d’or for Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola respectively. They might be the two who will indulge in the battle of one of the biggest transfer round and it is interesting to see whether Haaland will choose Manchester or London.
But one can never count off the giants like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. There were a few reports in Spain suggesting that Real have already agreed on terms with Haaland and Dortmund but nothing concrete has been reported on the same and will Bayern not look to acquire the services of the biggest talent from Bundesliga? Or will Haaland surprise everyone to stay back and play in front of the yellow wall?
At last, this summer window will be very spicy till the very last day and definitely the ‘Headline move’ will be the prime focus throughout.