Sunday Mirror

Haaland in £1m a week bid


the striker’s father, met with Madrid and Barcelona officials recently, signalling the auction for the £154million-rated forward has begun.

But it is believed both Spanish clubs were shocked by the huge sums being talked by Raiola.

It is understood Premier League clubs City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have also been warned any deal for Haaland will be the biggest in football history.

It prompted Pep Guardiola to say: “I don’t know what’s going to happen – but at these prices we’re not going to buy any striker.”

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is currently the world’s highest paid footballer on a reported £500,00 a week after tax.

Raiola (below) wants more than that for Haaland, who has scored 39 goals in 41 games for club and country this season.

Industry insiders say a deal for Haaland could be one of the most complex contracts ever.

As well as a huge basic wage, image rights, global digital opportunit­ies and commercial deals could boost Haaland’s weekly wage packet towards the magic £1m mark that Raiola is aiming for.

And the till won’t stop ringing there for the club who lands Haaland, with reports already suggesting that any deal will net

Raiola and his father

£20m EACH.

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