ERLING HAALAND will become the first £1billion player, predicts his agent Rafaela Pimenta.
Manchester City splashed out just £51million on the striker’s transfer fee in the summer.
But additional fees for agents, bonuses and wages could take the total cost of the transfer to more than £300m.
Despite the eye-watering numbers, that could be a drop in the ocean compared to future deals concerning the Norwegian, as he has already added to his value with 20 goals in 14 games for City.
Real Madrid remain interested in Haaland and when asked how much she thinks Haaland will cost, Pimento told Sky Sport Italia: “One billion.
“That’s what I think because if you put together his football value, his image value, his sponsor value, it is for sure one billion.
“And if you compare, it’s normal to compare Erling [Haaland] with [Kylian] Mbappe so you have a little bit of an idea of the market.
“I think Erling will be the first player to achieve a transfer that will be around one billion.”
Neymar’s £200m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 remains the highest total paid for a player.
But his team-mate Mbappe could threaten that record if he seeks a move to Real Madrid.
Haaland and Mbappe are tipped to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best.
But unlike Haaland, Mbappe is not happy at his current club and there is speculation he could make a £175m move amid interest from Liverpool and City.
However, the Frenchman could scupper his own chances of becoming the first £1bn star as he is reportedly considering buying himself out of his PSG contract.
As for Haaland, there are few teams who would be able to afford a package to take him away from the Etihad, so a £1bn transfer is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
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