Borussia Dortmund forward, Erling Haaland is at the center of a sponsor battle
with Puma preparing a £21m deal for when the Nike contract expires
NSL Learnt: Puma is reportedly hoping to lure Haaland away from Nike with a
whopping offer of £21million over five years.
In Puma’s favor, they already sponsor two of Haaland’s Dortmund team-mates,
Marco Reus and Axel Witsel, as well as the club itself.
Although the Norwegian could be on the move soon with a host of European
heavyweights interested in signing him. games across all competitions this season.
The £64m release clause in his contract became active in September, and potential
suitors including Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to pounce in January.
United are said to be in pole position to sign Haaland, who’s hit the net 11 times in
eight games across all competitions this season. But the Blues, who are also
sponsored by Nike, are willing to splash the cash on Haaland.
If either Prem side are successful in their attempt to sign Haaland, they’ll also have to
pay his agent Mino Raiola a staggering £34m.
And that’s on top of the £825,000-a-week that Haaland would receive.