‘Ridiculous’: Some Chelsea fans can’t believe what they’re hearing now about Erling Haaland
Chelsea supporters were absolutely appalled at the announced price Mino Raiola was asking for Erling Haaland’s services.
According to BILD, Raiola had attempted to leach out € 50m (£ 43m) a year in salary for his client, plus € 40m (£ 34m) for himself in agent fees , if Haaland were to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.
It was no secret that Chelsea wanted to draw the Norwegian route from Stamford Bridge.
Based on these latest claims, Roman Abramovich cannot be blamed for apparently turning his back on this deal.
Instead, he threw all of his golden eggs into Romelu Lukaku’s basket in a club deal that is, so far, worth the investment.
Blues fans certainly felt they dodged a bullet by not succumbing to Raiola’s demands, even if it meant missing Haaland.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
It was too much of him, no wonder the European champions chose the best option
– Edgar Amanya (@ EdgarAmanya1) 25 August 2021
Glad Lukaku left his camp
– Chelseafc4life ⭐⭐ (@ ChelseaEmpire99) 25 August 2021
It’s the kind of salary that could destroy a club …
– Pradeep Janardhan (@ pradeepp2426) 25 August 2021
Ridiculous. Thank god we pulled out
– Don Tuchel (@CFCDonn_) 25 August 2021
Glad our club doesn’t back down from people like him … I don’t think he has met an owner like Roman either …
– Tony Green⭐️⭐️ (@ TonyGre81512007) 25 August 2021
Raiola’s rich list
While Chelsea finally have a new striker, Haaland remains with Dortmund and is unlikely to move until the window closes next Tuesday.
Unless of course Raiola decides to rethink her conditions to a more accessible sum.
If he maintains these astronomical wishes, then quite simply no one will be able to afford their client without breaking their salary structure.
Based on BILD’s numbers and Raiola’s greed, Haaland would earn £ 3.5million a month if sold by Dortmund this season.
Chelsea’s biggest earner, now Lukaku, is paid around £ 1.3million per month.
Even the wealthiest homeowners couldn’t justify spending that kind of money, especially in a virus-hit market.
But there is no doubt that Raiola will continue to push his propaganda even if no one wants to vote for him.
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