Mino Raiola backs Erling Haaland’s ‘well-considered decision’ to join Borussia Dortmund after Manchester United attempted to bypass the striker’s agent
- Sportsmail reported that Red Devils tried to strike deal with the forward’s father
- Erling Haaland attracted interest from Europe’s elite after impressive displays
- Borussia Dortmund won the battle after agreeing a £17m deal for the 19-year-old
Mino Raiola claims Erling Haaland made ‘a well-considered decision’ by joining Borussia Dortmund after Manchester United attempted to bypass the striker’s agent.
Sportsmail reported last month that the Red Devils tried to strike a deal with the forward’s father, former Leeds midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland, who also represents his son.
Haaland attracted interest from Europe’s elite after a sensational first half of the season with Red Bull Salzburg, but Dortmund won the battle to sign him after agreeing a £17million deal for the 19-year-old.
Erling Haaland has hit the ground running in Germany with eight goals in just four appearances
And now Haaland’s agent Raiola has spoken out about the process behind Haaland making the move to the Bundesliga title challengers.
‘It is January 1st, the theatre opens, the curtain goes up and the performance can start,’ he told Sport Voetbalmagazine.
‘But behind the scenes, the main actors have been busy rehearsing for six months. It is the same with us.
Mino Raiola believes Haaland made ‘a well-considered decision’ in joining Borussia Dortmund
‘I was busy with Erling Haaland for almost a year. His father is closely involved.
‘I have spoken to a number of clubs, listened to plans, seen and negotiated amounts.
‘This allowed Erling to make a well-considered decision.’
Haaland has hit the ground running in Germany, already scoring eight goals in just four appearances.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was interested in bringing in Haaland
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