Liverpool legend tells Borussia Dortmund to sell Man United transfer target Erling Haaland after agent Mino Raiola and father visit Real Madrid and Barcelona

Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and his father Alf-Inge have had their behaviour condemned after they were spotted flying to Barcelona and Madrid for transfer talks last week.

The duo spoke with Barca and Real about possible deals only for Haaland to produce a poor display in a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt, which could end their Champions League qualification dreams.

Haaland’s last match against Eintracht Frankfurt wasn’t his best, managing just one shot on target all game

And Liverpool icon Dietmar Hamman was dismayed by their actions.

He queried Borussia Dortmund’s silence on the talks, which were sanctioned by the club, as well as the player’s entourage.

He told Sky Germany: “It’s the most important game of the season and you are not able to address this behaviour because you are afraid to upset the player.

“Dortmund should think about why the players are always walking all over them. They lack leadership there.

Raiola is one of the most powerful agents in football and is current talking about Haaland’s future
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“The behaviour of Haaland’s father and Raiola is unspeakable, disrespectful, a cheek. If he wants to go, let him go.

“Dortmund paid a lot of money for an 18-year-old, he should be happy that he can play there.”

Another Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, believes Haaland could move for a world-record transfer fee when he does change clubs.

He said in his Times column: “According to reports last week, Borussia Dortmund have put a £300m price tag on their 20-year-old striker. If I was them, I’d be wanting £300m plus add-ons for the Norway international.

“I can’t think of anyone in recent times being in such demand, with all the top clubs ready to enter an auction for him. Cast your eyes around Europe and every big club needs a goalscorer.

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“In Germany, Bayern Munich are looking for Robert Lewandowski’s successor. In Spain, Barcelona desperately require a special player up front and Real Madrid will need to replace Karim Benzema.

“In England, Manchester City must find someone to step into Sergio Agüero’s shoes (don’t be fooled by Pep Guardiola’s claim last week that City are unlikely to sign a big-money player in his place), Chelsea are crying out for an elite striker and so are Manchester United, while Liverpool want someone who scores more goals than Roberto Firmino does.

“It’s a perfect storm that could force the price for Haaland beyond the world-record £198m that Paris Saint-Germain, another club who will be interested in Haaland, paid Barcelona for Neymar in 2017, and it’s easy to see why there’s so much interest in the Norway international.

“He’s quick, has physical presence, great technique and finishes for fun. He can lash them in, pass them in or head them in. All that, at his age, is some package. He’s so far ahead of any other prospect out there.”

Source: Sport

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