Liverpool have a 25% chance of landing Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland next summer, according to Italian publication Tuttosport (via Sport Witness).
French giants Paris Saint-Germain are said to have a 50% chance of signing him, while Real Madrid is just as likely a destination as Liverpool in 2022.
Could Liverpool afford Haaland?
At the start of June, Haaland’s €75m (£64m) release clause is set to become active (via Fabrizio Romano). That would seemingly be affordable for Liverpool, whose transfer record currently stands at the £76.19m they paid to Southampton for Virgil van Dijk.
However, the deal could actually end up costing an awful lot more if the demands presented to Chelsea last summer are anything to go by. Haaland’s camp, led by super-agent Mino Raiola, apparently wanted wages of €50m (£42.5m) per year and agent fees of €40m (£34m).
The 21-year-old has demonstrated his world-beating potential at Borussia Dortmund by scoring 68 goals in his first 67 appearances for the club.
Fan feed LFC Transfer Room relayed Tuttosport’s claim, and here’s what some Reds supporters made of it, with many believing that the likes of the recently taken-over Newcastle would stand a better chance of bringing the Norwegian to the Premier League.
Liverpool fans not optimistic on Haaland chances
“Is it Comic Relief day again”
“Haha Liverpool have no chance. No way we paying Raiola tax or the mad wages Haaland wants”
“No chance under FSG”
“No chance FSG pay those wages. No chance FSG work with Raiola, as he will just move Haaland on again in 2/3 years time.”
“I also have a 25% chance of winning the Lotto tomorrow night!!!!”
“Trigger the clause before Newcastle get the deal done, I beg”
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