According to a piece by the MEN, Manchester United were in deep negotiations with Red Bull Salzburg and Mino Raiola over the transfer of Erling Braut Haaland to Old Trafford – eventually refusing to meet the agent’s demands which prompted the Norwegian’s move to Borussia Dortmund.
If sources are to be believed, Raiola demanded a buyout clause for the player’s contract – with Ed Woodward and the club refusing to meet those terms and also refusing to be held to ransom by Paul Pogba’s agent.
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This hiccup in the transfer negotiations, ultimately, led to the deal collapsing – with Bundesliga giants Dortmund taking full advantage and snapping up the teenager to bolster their forward line.
As a result, some United supporters have praised the board for their sternness when dealing with the infamously controversial Raiola – flocking to Twitter in full voice to show their content with a bold decision.
Here’s what they had to say on social media.
If true was the right move. Also puts full faith in Martial as the no 9 and space for Greenwood to get games in his preferred role too.
— Danny (@dan_eugene1985) December 29, 2019
Nice to see Ed developing a little bit of backbone.
— Matt (@ReklawMUFC) December 29, 2019
We’re #mufc, finally we’re getting back the big club mentality which won’t let an agent to control its football transfers.
— Rony Abousamra (@rabousamra) December 30, 2019
Glad to hear that piece of news at least. United to cut ties with Raiola when Pogba leaves, two less snakes associated with the club.
— Alex Farrell (@Lxndrfarrell) December 29, 2019
After Raiola made them sign Mkhitaryan, Zlatan, Pogba, Lukaku and what happened afterwards with these players I think Man U’s board have enough of his antics….
— Idibid (@Idibid25) December 29, 2019
Good for United
Never give players power to dictate what to do
— Kangethe wa Njoroge (@jamesfaho002) December 30, 2019
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