Man Utd view Raiola as ‘problem’ in potential £86m deal

Date published: Monday 25th November 2019 8:46

Mino Raiola

Manchester United would have to deal with ‘super agent’ Mino Raiola if they were to make a move to Erling Braut Haaland, according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been coy when asked about the 19-year-old previously, although in September he admitted: “It was nice watching the game last night, it was great watching him. Everyone is excited by his development.”

The Athletic have previously reported that Haaland is ‘now a firm long-term objective’ as the Red Devils look for ‘reinforcements up front both in January and next summer.’

And that Solskjaer has sent the man ‘dubbed his personal scout’ to monitor the striker ahead of a possible move.

Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet also claimed recently that United will push ahead with a move for £86million-rated Haaland and are working out how much to offer for the player.

And now David Ornstein in The Athletic has an update, claiming that Haaland’s agent Raiola is ‘viewed by the United hierarchy as a potential problem.’

Ornstein adds:

‘The current state of their relationship with Raiola is unclear and for all the suggestions that they are reticent to do business with him after their dealings over the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, there are counterclaims that the two parties remain on good terms.

‘But, either way, sources admit his involvement is a complicating factor and, given there are guaranteed to be a huge number of suitors for Haaland, that is not ideal for United’s hopes.’

Haaland has scored 26 goals in 17 games, which is probably the main reason the striker has sparked United’s interest.


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