“Superagent” Mino Raiola asks for ridiculous wage should Haaland move to Chelsea

Mino Raiola reportedly demanded astonishing wages of around €50 million per year for his client Erling Haaland in order for him to move to Chelsea.

The Blues have been credited with a long-standing interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland, dating back to last season.

The Norwegian was named as one of their top transfer targets in this window as Thomas Tuchel looked to add a world-class striker to his ranks.

Haaland has a release clause of £64m at Dortmund that becomes active in 2022, but the Blues could have got in there first this summer.

However, figures have emerged showing the insane wage that Raiola requested Chelsea pay Haaland this summer to make the move from Dortmund.

Prominent German journalist Christian Falk revealed earlier today that Raiola demanded wages of €50m per year, in addition to agent fees of €40m.

Haaland’s wage would roughly equate to around £820,000 per week, whilst Raiola would have collected around £32m for his part in the deal.

Chelsea eventually signed Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of £97.5 million. Lukaku impressed heavily on his debut against Arsenal on Sunday, scoring the opening goal and earning the man of the match award in his side’s 2-0 victory.

The Blues are reportedly paying Lukaku the comparatively small amount, compared to Haaland’s potential wage, of £212,000 a week over his five-year contract.

Tuchel on Lukaku

After his man-of-the-match display against Arsenal, Tuchel said of his new addition: “Romelu’s a very smart guy and a very democratic leader.

“He was dangerous throughout. There’s room for improvement and we need to work on details but it was a very good debut. He linked up very well with Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.

“I certainly think that nobody likes to play against him, everyone is aware of his physicality and his link-up play and ability to attack the space.

“He gives another dimension to our game. He’s got the whole package; he was always a Chelsea fan whose dream was to make it here.”