Manchester United could finally have hope of landing some of the world’s top stars, with Ed Woodward planning talks with super-agent, Mino Raiola.
A report from the Daily Star today claims that Raiola and Woodward are set for peace talks. Coincidentally, it is claimed that Paul Pogba is behind the meetings. It is believed Pogba has asked his agent to tone down some of his comments.
And with Raiola having such an expansive portfolio of world-class players, this is surely good news for United.
More so, in their long-winded pursuit of young striker Erling Haaland, who moved to Dortmund ahead of the Red Devils in January.
However, it is claimed in multiple reports that Haaland has a release clause in his deal with the German giants.
A fee of around £63m has been mentioned as the figure. Given Haaland’s start to life at Dortmund and the goals he’s scored, it would be a fee United should be more than willing to pay.
Getting in the good books
No matter how people dress it up, the fact is that agents have a massive say in things in modern football.
The last thing a club like United needs is to be on the wrong end of Raiola and his rants. The talent pool he possesses includes the likes of Pogba, De Ligt, and the aforementioned Haaland.
With United wanting to get right back in among the world’s best teams, it’s vital Raiola can be dealt with. These steps from Woodward and Pogba, then, seem to be a step in the right direction.
Biding their time
Erling Haaland is already proving to be quite the player. A hat-trick on his debut has been followed up by a glut of goals. Remarkably, he is still only 19.
United can even afford to bid their team with Haaland. Let him develop in Dortmund, then sign him when he’s an even more complete player.
Whatever happens, the fact Woodward and Raiola are looking at working together is good news for all involved at Old Trafford.