If he seems to have made FC Barcelona his priority for a transfer next summer, Erling Haaland will only sign there if the Catalan club is back in the fore and plays in the next Champions League, according to Sports this Wednesday. Which is still far from over.
One of the most coveted goalscorers in the world of football, Erling Haaland is the subject of an insistent court from FC Barcelona, who would like to make the 21-year-old Norwegian cyborg the headliner of their revival in the summer. next. If he will certainly have several choices of destination among the European leaders when he leaves Borussia Dortmund, Haaland, via his agent Mino Raiola, would have already started discussions with Barça. And would have made it his priority.
On a trip to Italy on the sidelines of the Golden Boy gala, Catalan President Joan Laporta met the sulphurous agent in a hotel in Turin on Tuesday, accompanied by Mateu Alemany, Barça’s football director, and Jordi Cruyff, technical adviser. A sign that things are progressing. If three other clubs would also be interested (Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid), the one who scored 11 goals in nine Bundesliga games and three in as many Champions League games would however have set a condition for a possible arrival in Catalonia, according to the Spanish daily Sport this Wednesday.
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Vigilant to the sports project that will be offered to him, Haaland would thus claim that the club trained by Xavi compete in the Champions League next season, all with a reinforced workforce in order to appear well on all the tables. Which, all Barça that it is, is not really assured for the Catalan club, currently eighth in La Liga five points from fourth place, directly qualifying for the group stage of the C1.
Regarding the economic aspect for a club forced to be cautious lately, Sport assures that Barcelona already have a precise idea of the total amount of the operation, from the transfer price to the fee claimed by the player and the commissions. derived from his signature. « A large sum, but the Blaugrana believe that it could be financed without problem, understands the Catalan media. There are investment funds ready to help, and the club considers that the economic prospects will improve a lot from next summer. » According to various information, Haaland would have a clause in his contract, which can be activated next summer, which will allow him to leave in the event of an offer of 75 million euros.
« We all agree that we have to strengthen the first team. The problem is that we have inherited contracts which do not give us a salary margin. We are looking for the formula to improve the team this winter . We are working to achieve this. And we will achieve this, » Laporta promised last Friday in a video for Blaugrana supporters.