Agent issue clear transfer statement to Chelsea over possible deal for 43-goals a season world class player

Mino Raiola has claimed that only ten clubs in world football can afford to sign Chelsea target Erling Haaland.

The 20-year-old’s stock has continued to rise since his arrival at the Bundesliga side, having scored 43 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, and the likes of Chelsea have been credited as potential suitors for the young man at the end of the season.

And Haaland’s agent claims he is the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and says every club will want to sign him, but there are only a ahndful of clubs that have the financial ability to get a transfer deal done

“It is obvious that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it’s so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level,” he told the BBC.

“He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: ‘How long can we still enjoy them?’ So everyone is looking for the new generation.

“Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy Haaland and give the platform you would like after you’ve been in Dortmund, and four of those clubs are in England.

“I don’t think there’s a sports director or trainer in the world who would say ‘not interested’. It’s like saying: ‘Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?’”

Look, Haaland is a player that will go on to become a superstar in the next few years, so his next club, will get getting a player that could have the ability to score 50 goals a season.

So it will be interesting to see just where he ends up