Erling Haaland: The Billion-Dollar Striker

Erling Haaland's agent is completely honest: "A billion pounds!"

by Sededin Dedovic
Erling Haaland: The Billion-Dollar Striker
© Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

Erling Haaland is currently the most wanted soccer player in the world. His agent Rafaela Pimento has stated that his transfer would cost an incredible £1 billion.

Haaland's meteoric rise to stardom

In the summer of 2022, Haaland made a sensational move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City for a fee of around £60 million.

He made an immediate impact, becoming the club's top scorer and leading them to a historic treble, including the coveted Champions League title. Despite an impressive debut season, Haaland finished second in the Ballon d'Or race, with Lionel Messi controversially winning the award for a record eighth time.

This decision further cemented Haaland's status as one of the best players in the world. Haaland's agent, Pimento, believes his transfer value could reach £1 billion due to his huge market potential. She explained that his transfer will not only include the price of the player, but also the income generated from sponsorships, jersey sales and other commercial activities.

Rumors of tension with Pep Guardiola

However, recent reports suggest that Haaland's relationship with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola could be strained. Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda claims Haaland is unhappy with Guardiola's comments praising Messi ahead of the Ballon d'Or award, suggesting Haaland's best season coincided with Messi's worst.

According to Inda, Haaland believes that Guardiola should have supported him and publicly advocated for him to win the Ballon d'Or instead of Messi. This tension could potentially lead to Haaland seeking a move away from Manchester City in the near future.

Haaland's future at Manchester City

Despite these rumors, Haaland remains a key player for Manchester City and is committed to helping the club achieve success. His exceptional talent and goalscoring ability make him an invaluable asset to any team, justifying his outstanding transfer value. Only time will tell if Haaland will stay at Manchester City or look for a move in search of a new challenge.

Erling Haaland