According to an exclusive report by journalist Simon Mullock in the Mirror, Manchester City will not be put off by super agent Mino Raiola in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland this summer – despite the player’s representative once having a fall out with manager Pep Guardiola.
Indeed, Raiola’s presence as Haaland’s agent could have been an obstacle given his reportedly toxic relationship with Guardiola after the City boss’ treatment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Barcelona.
However, easing those concerns, Mullock has reported that City will not be put off by Raiola in the race to sign Haaland – with the Norwegian apparently valued at around £100 million.
It is understood by this report that City have also drawn up an alternative five-man target list which includes former Man United striker Romelu Lukaku.
“There have been dealings with Mino Raiola in the past and if he represents a player we are interested in, it won’t be an issue,” explained a senior Etihad source to the Mirror.
“An example of how these things work happened a few years ago when there was an exchange of views between Pep and Yaya Toure’s agent (Dimitri Seluk).
“That didn’t prevent Yaya from signing a new contract to stay with the club.”
Reacting to this Haaland claim, as relayed by City Xtra, plenty of Man City fans had their say on social media – find all of their best comments down below.
Man City fans flock to Haaland claim
“Haaland or bust. Please!”
“OMG PLEASE BE TRUE”
“He is coming home….”
“Let’s. Ruin. Football.”
“We would dominate for years if we signed him”
“Haaland is the only one I need”
In other news: Man City fans were baffled by this ’embarrassing’ comment, find out more here.
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