April 20, 2021

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Raiola brands Haaland speculation ‘fake news’ amid Man United and City interest

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Mino Raiola has sent a social media message over the ‘fake news’ in the media regarding his client Erling Haaland’s future.

Manchester United are among the clubs interested in a move for the Borussia Dortmund striker, while Barcelona and Real Madrid both held talks with Raiola and the player’s father last week.

Manchester City and Chelsea are others keen on Haaland, 20, who has enjoyed a prolific 15 months with Dortmund. The MEN understands City are confident they can secure Haaland’s signature as Sergio Aguero’s long-term replacement.

His representative Raiola gave an interview last week in which he suggested he was “too careful” sending Haaland to Dortmund in January 2020 — when he could have moved to an even bigger club.

Now the notoriously controversial agent, who also represents United star Pogba, tweeted a video that included screenshots of a number of online Haaland stories from mainland European media and the captions ‘fake news’ over them.

Raiola also wrote alongside the video: “Fake news travel quick and far” with a rocket emoji.

It’s unclear which exact aspect of the Haaland speculation is being referenced, though it wouldn’t be unlike Raiola to be outspoken about the coverage of his client in the media.

Speaking last week, he said: “With Haaland, everybody was wrong. He did things much quicker than everybody imagined.

“Haaland is in front of his own development. He is ahead of his own schedule. Maybe I was too careful when I said, ‘Oh no, let’s move to Dortmund instead of I-don’t-know-where’.

“This boy — I’m 100 per cent convinced and everybody’s convinced — can move to any club, wherever he wants, already on this level. And he could have done that last year.”

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