Former Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wasn’t joking when he said Liverpool owners won’t be signing Erling Braut Haaland next season when his £68m release clause kicks in.
The fans and coaching staffs certainly love the idea of Erling Haaland joining Liverpool but the cost of making the deal possible is in fact impossible.
Erling Haaland will not accept less than £400,000-a-week- Liverpool will not pay anyone not even Mohamed Salah and Van Dijk £400,000-a-week. Erling Haaland will definitely demand a hefty wage and only the richest club’s in Europe can afford to pay.
Mino Raiola’s £40m fee– Haaland might have a £68m release clause but the attacker won’t be going anywhere unless his super agent Mino Raiola is paid £40m upfront. So if Liverpool want him, they will have to pay £40m to Raiola which frankly won’t happen.
Liverpool owner John Henry will not pay Raiola or anyone £40m just to sign Erling Haaland.
Liverpool style of playing don’t really suit Erling Haaland– Haaland is the younger version of Zlatan Ibrahimovic but without the ego. He is nothing like Roberto Firmino or Diojo Jota, his first and only instinct is to score and become tomorrow’s headline.
Haaland will not pressing relentlessly neither will he be dropping too deep to defend like Roberto Firmino always does. Playing him is a liability cause he won’t be doing the defensive work.
Haaland is circus, he will leave if things get rough– Erling Haaland sees himself wining the Ballon d’Or not cheering for others to win it. If Liverpool don’t favour him in his first season, his off. He won’t stay to fight, he will leave and Mino Raoila will make that happen.
So what is point of signing a striker who won’t stay and fight?