We all know how good Erling Haaland is… that is certainly not up for debate.
The Norwegian superstar has been making waves in football for a number of years already despite being only 22 years old, as he has managed to do the hardest thing in football – putting the ball in the back of the net regularly – as easy as it is to count to 1, 2, 3 for many.
Indeed, that impressive ability that he has has seen him become a top choice for sports bettors who use the sites listed on Apostas 24 whenever they decide to place a wager on the Premier League action or the UEFA Champions League games that Manchester City continue to involve themselves in.
And, it seems many are already talking about how much his potential value could be in the future, with his agent clearly seeing money bags in their eyes when talking about how much Haaland could be worth.
Rafaela Pimienta recently revealed in an interview to Sky Sports (via FourFourTwo) that the £51.2 million signing from Borussia Dortmund could eventually command a transfer fee in the region of £1 billion, while admitting that was due to a number of various factors.
She said: “If you put together his football value, his image value, his sponsor value, it is for sure £1 billion.
“It’s normal to compare Erling with [Kylian] Mbappe, so you have a little bit of an idea of the market – I think Erling would be the first player to achieve a transfer that would be around £1 billion.”
She was also very coy on whether there is a clause in his contract that would allow him to join Real Madrid in the future, stating that she knew what she could and could not say due to her status as a lawyer.
“The good and bad of being a lawyer is that you know what you cannot say,” she said. “You don’t need somebody poking you like, ‘don’t say this, don’t say that.’ I cannot talk about it.”
Of course, it seems a fair stretch to see a player be sold for £1 billion, even in the current market. The record transfer fee is currently held by Neymar Jr after he completed his switch from Barcelona to PSG in 2017 for a reported €222 million.
However, with the way money is being spent and the way that football appears to be resistant to any economic concerns that the rest of the world is experiencing, it would not be a total surprise if we did see a player go for £1 billion in the future; perhaps not in the near-so future, though.