GARY NEVILLE says Erling Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund instead of Manchester United because of Mino Raiola's sell-on fee demands.

The former Red Devil has criticised Haaland's super-agent before and has lashed out at the 53-year-old again.



Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed this week United offered more than his team ahead of Haaland's RB Salzburg exit.

The Norwegian superstar left for Germany rather than Old Trafford and Neville thinks that was because of Raiola's desire to make more money out of the goal machine.

Watzke said: "The offer from Manchester United was better.

"However Mino Raiola realised that Erling is better off with us.

"People notice that gifted people make a breakthrough with us the quickest.

"That is a resounding argument for the players, the parents of the players and the advisors. We have no inhibitions about letting 17-year-olds play."

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And responding to the quotes on Twitter, Neville wrote: "Yes and we all know why.

"He structures his deals with clubs that will give him a large per cent of the transfer fee when the player leaves!"

Haaland moved to Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020 and has gone on to become one of the world’s best strikers at the age of just 21.

United were linked with a £76million bid back in December 2019 but the Norwegian moved to Signal Iduna Park for just £18m instead.

He has since notched 70 goals in 69 appearances for the club and attracted further admirers from just about every one of Europe’s heavyweights.

Watzke recently admitted it would be difficult for Dortmund to hold onto their goalscorer next year.

The club also faces a battle to retain the services of England starlet Jude Bellingham.

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The 18-year-old is tipped as one of world football’s brightest talents and is on Liverpool’s radar under ex-Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp.

Bellingham has starred in Germany after arriving from Birmingham last year in a £30m deal.

Dortmund Sporting Director Sebastian Kehl has admitted the Reds are interested – but warned the midfielder has no buy-out clause and would cost any buyer mega-money.

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