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Juventus turned down €2m Haaland deal in "biggest mistake"

Former Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta said during an interview with La Gazzetta that his greatest error was turning down a young Erling Haaland.

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Juventus turned down €2m Haaland deal in "greatest error"

Former Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta, who now holds the same position at Serie A champions Inter Milan, has revealed how the Turin giants once turned down the opportunity to sign Erling Haaland for just €2 million.

Now the hottest property in European football and a target for Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, as well as Juve, the young Haaland was presented to the Serie A side when he was still a relatively unknown prospect at FK Molde.

Marotta: "Italian clubs have absolutely no chance of signing Haaland"

“One of my biggest regrets was a deal for Haaland,” Marotta told La Gazzetta del Sport. “I was CEO at Juventus and we had the opportunity to sign him for €2 million from Molde. We were close. Now it is impossible to see Haaland playing in Serie A. Italian clubs have absolutely no chance of signing him next summer.”

Haaland has long been tipped to move from Dortmund next summer and any indication that the Norway striker has decided to leave the Westfalenstadion is likely to start a bidding war. Haaland’s release clause currently stands at €75m but any transfer will in all likelihood take place at double that price.

Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, has suggested that his client will seek wages of up to €50m a season when he does leave the Bundesliga.