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Erling Haaland is like a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is motivated by winning, not money, according to agent Mino Raiola.
Haaland has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past 18 months, bursting onto the Champions League scene with Salzburg before becoming an instant hit at Borussia Dortmund.
The forward has scored 33 goals in all competitions since moving to the German club in January 2020, his impressive scoring feats sparking speculation that his stay in Dortmund could be brief.
However, in an in-depth interview with Tuttosport, Raiola insisted that the 20-year-old is happy in his current home, comparing it to Edvard Munch’s famous painting ‘The Scream’ while revealing the true depth of the player’s competitive advantage. .
He also referenced earlier comments made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comparing Haaland to fellow forward Romelu Lukaku, insisting that the Manchester United manager should focus on getting the best out of Paul Pogba, another of his clients, rather than commenting on others. players.
“Haaland is like Ibra when he was 20 years old,” Raiola said.
“Solskjaer is a good guy, but he was wrong when he said Erling is like Lukaku; it would be better if Solskjaer thought about finding a way to make Pogba play like a champion, instead of talking about Haaland.”
He continued: “Erling Haaland is like a painting, it’s like Munch’s Scream because it causes fear in defenders.
“He called me after being replaced at 85 [minutes against Hertha Berlin]: had scored four goals, wanted to score another. I was furious!
“He wants to be the best, even if he plays checkers.”
Good news! I spoke with my doctors. behind pic.twitter.com/nziJH16mec
– Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) December 3, 2020
Haaland was linked with United before opting to join Dortmund, who concluded his transfer just before the transfer window opened with a contract until the end of the 2023-24 season.
However, it is rumored that there is a termination clause in their deal and Real Madrid, among other clubs, have been linked.
“I can’t talk about Haaland’s release clause,” Raiola said. Rumor has it that Real Madrid wants him, but this is not new to me … but he is very happy with Borussia Dortmund.
“Erling wants to win the Champions League. When he leaves the club, it will be for his ambition and not for money ”.