The Borussia Dortmund wonderkid was tentatively linked with a move away from the German club this summer but it seemed there wasn’t anything too concrete in those reports.
Mino Raiola – who is Haaland’s agent – and his demands from Chelsea to sign the striker have been revealed and the figures are quite astonishing to say the least.
It is claimed that Raiola was demanding €50million (£42million) per year in terms of wages which works out to be roughly £428,292 per week.
Although, in addition to that, Raiola reportedly demanded an agent’s fee of €40million (£34million) which would have been split evenly with Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge.
So taking the £150million transfer fee, the €50million (£42million) per year wages and Raiola’s €40million (£34million) agent fee into consideration, come next summer this deal would have cost Chelsea £226million had they opted to sign Haaland over Lukaku.
Keep in mind this figure would have increased when factoring in certain bonuses such as appearance fees, meeting goalscoring targets and winning trophies.
As a result, the decision to sign Lukaku has already been vindicated and his decision to change his representation in 2018 meant Chelsea did not have to deal with Raiola.