'Bargain': Some Chelsea fans demand they pay the reported fee for 20-year-old sensation

Chelsea supporters were not put off by the price tag that Borussia Dortmund have apparently placed upon Erling Haaland’s shoulders.

ESPN reported that the Dortmund will demand €180m (£153m) from any club who want to sign their superstar striker.

Blues fans didn’t seem too fussed by the mouth-watering figure and instead insisted that Roman Abramovich open up his cheque book.



Haaland has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga side for some time.

There is no shortage of interested suitors who would love the 20-year-olds firepower within their ranks.

His incredible tally of 33 goals in 31 appearances for Dortmund this season makes him one of the most valuable assets in world football.

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That is why his value is sky high, which also limits the teams who could actually afford him.

One of those being Chelsea, thanks to the financial backing of their Russian owner.

The Blues are certainly in a market for a new centre-forward and Haaland is top of their shopping list.

Paying off his fee in full would make the Norwegian the second most expensive player in history behind Neymar.

It would break a big hole in anybody’s bank, but a sacrifice that so many would be willing to make because of his quality.

The Chelsea Chronicle View

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Chelsea have to get Haaland.

I don’t care if Roman has to sell a few yachts to do so, just make it happen.

Chelsea would be genuine Premier League and Champions League contenders with Haaland on board.

They say money can’t buy you happiness. However, this would be the exception.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.