Erling Halland surprised the Pyrenees and monopolized the front pages of the Spanish sports press. The arrival of his manager Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge Haaland, first in Barcelona, then in Real, on the negotiations on the potential relocation of the Norwegian striker in Primera, resonated throughout Europe.
And only because the Catalan Mundo Deportivo assures that the Raiola / Haaland senior tandem will visit several English (interested) clubs today, specifically Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea. Of course, all of them are interested in bringing Haaland and everyone is in a hurry, although next summer his exit clause in Borussia will be able to be activated for 75,000,000 euros.
It will not be there this summer, and since they do not want to sell him in Dortmund yet, they will be able to negotiate about compensation. It has been mentioned several times that Borussia will not even negotiate for the amount of fewer than 180,000,000 euros, although the Catalan Sport writes that Joan Laporta, the newly elected president of Barcelona, hopes to bring down the price to around 150,000,000 euros.
Barcelona or Real Madrid
However, he will have to pay Raiola as well. As much as 40,000,000 euros would go to Raiola and Haaland's father just for the commission for signing. Plus salary, huge money. Laporta is determined to return Barcelona to the roof of Europe after six dry seasons.
That is his number one goal, in order to do that, he will have to keep Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou stadium, and also to bring him a striker who guarantees goals, that is - Erling Haaland. In Dortmund, he scored 49 goals in 49 games.
Everything is clear then. If he came, he would have Messi to pack his goals, and with young lions such as Ansu Fati, Frankie de Jong, Sergio Dest, Riqui Puig, and others, the fans would have something to hope for. The only question is whether Barcelona can do that.
Real is better financially, but Florentino Perez is primarily biting for Kyllian Mbappe, and David Alaba is also waiting. Even for Real Madrid, it would be too much to take them all at once. Barça is hoping that Real will go for Mbappe after all.
The English are still waiting, according to some earlier allegations of the Britain tabloids, Manchester City has prepared a salary of 33,000,000 euros gross for Haaland. For Barcelona, that would be too much when they are already giving more than 100,000,000 years to Messi. Raiola's words that Haaland wants to go to Spain are encouraging.