Mino Raiola insists Real Madrid CAN afford Erling Haaland transfer despite Florentino Perez claims European Super League collapse ruined deals for Borussia Dortmund star and Kylian Mbappe

Mino Raiola insists Real Madrid can still afford to sign Erling Haaland this summer despite the collapse of the European Super League.

Any club who want to land the Borussia Dortmund sensation – and there are plenty – will reportedly have to cough up around £154million.

Erling Haaland has been in red-hot form for Borussia Dortmund

Madrid are thought to be leading the race for the 20-year-old, with Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United and Man City also interested.

Los Blancos president Florentino Perez, the infamous architect of the hated European Super League project, has claimed they cannot afford deals for Haaland or long-term target Kylian Mbappe this summer since the breakaway division collapsed.

Perez told El Larguero in Spain: “In general, there will not be big transfers this summer. 

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“When money does not flow from the rich clubs to the poor clubs, everyone suffers.

“It’s impossible to make signings like Mbappe and Haaland, in general, not just for Real Madrid, without the Super League.”

The 12 clubs involved were set to profit massively from the Super League, but Haaland’s agent Raiola insists Madrid remain financially powerful enough to land his client.

Raiola represents several top footballers
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“Real Madrid can afford Erling Haaland. They have money to sign him,” Raiola told Spanish outlet AS.

Dortmund remain hopeful of keeping the Norwegian striker for another season, before his £65m release clause is activated in June 2022.

However, failure to qualify for the Champions League would almost certainly see Haaland – who has a quite unbelievable record of 53 goals and 14 assists in 56 games for the Bundesliga giants – push for an early exit.