Is it OK for a president of such a big club as Barcelona to "open up" and announce a mega transfer that will happen in six months? A risky move by Joa Laporta with the message that Erling Haaland will arrive at the Nou Camp in the summer? Judging by the information that Mundo Deportivo has - it is not.
Moreover, this paper details the final agreement reached by Laporta and Mino Raiola, the Norwegian striker's agent. There is no doubt for Mundo that Barcelona will be Erling Haaland's new club. Provided that he settles his finances by the summer and finds the money to complete the transfer, which will cost more than 100,000,000 euros.
The main thing that pushed the Dortmund striker towards Catalonia, and not towards Real Madrid, is Kylian Mbappe. The French ace will almost certainly be in the jersey of the Royal Club from July, and Erling Haaland does not want to play with him!
It is not a question of any conflict between the two of them, but Erling Haaland's assessment that only one of them can be Real's biggest star, and he does not want that competition. Moreover, in the previous days, there were rumors that Erling Haaland wanted a club where everything would revolve around him, where the team would be made around him, where he would be the central figure of the team.
And they will get that in Barcelona.
Erling Haaland and Noussair Mazraoui
He will also receive an annual salary of a phenomenal 30,000,000 euros, and the contract will be signed for three-plus two years. Apparently, Erling Haaland will not be the only Raiola's joker to arrive in Catalonia in the summer, but the package will also include Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui, who will move to Barcelona as a free agent because of his contract with Ajax xpires.
It's all one part of the equation, but Joan Laporta has to find the answer to the other: where to find the money for all that. Ferran Torres has arrived and it is already 55,000,000 euros, Ousmane Dembele will leave, apparently, as a free agent, not a penny will go to Barcelona, and Barcelona still has to pay a fixed 75,000,000 euros for Erling Haaland and add to that commission to the agent, then the annual salary ...
Barça could not keep Lionel Messi this summer, and they are already embarking on new, not at all cheap ventures. Erling Haaland will be the new star of the Catalan team.