Real Madrid has agreed to personal terms with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland over speculations about his future at the club level.
According to reports from Spain, the La Liga giants view the explosive striker as a project for the present and the future. The Norway international has reportedly agreed to personal terms with the Spanish club. This will be a cause for concern for Chelsea as they have also inquired about Haaland. Speculation over his future continues despite Borussia Dortmund insisting that Haaland will not be sold this summer.
Despite agreeing to personal terms with Madrid, the club has yet to surpass another stumbling block which is Dortmund’s asking price for the 20-year old. Dortmund’s evaluation of the Norwegian is in the region of €170 to €175 million. In a pandemic impacted market with coronavirus deeply impacting the profits made by clubs, Madrid will find it hard to pay the transfer price for Dortmund’s talisman. This difficulty is doubled by Haaland’s wage demands which are reported to be around €600k/week.
Madrid can play the long game and bid for the striker next summer which could see him sold for only €75 million. However, this could also attract other potential suitors like Chelsea or Manchester City. Both the rival Premier League clubs are looking to strengthen their squad as the former defeated the latter in the 2021 Champions League final. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has also made a €100 million bid for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane but this was rejected by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. Chelsea is looking to improve their attacking options as Timo Werner who was signed last summer has failed to live up to expectations.
Haaland scored an incredible 41 goals in 41 outings last season for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.