Barcelona ‘are confident of signing € 250MILLION Erling Haaland’: Huge spend on transfer fees and wages have ‘enticed’ him to the Nou Camp ahead of Man City and Real Madrid – despite club’s crippling financial problems
- Erling Haaland is likely to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer window
- Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid are among the interested clubs
- Reports in Spain suggest Barca are increasingly confident of landing their man
- However, they suggest it will take a £ 208million commitment to bring him in
- Haaland’s transfer fee will be around £ 63m, plus a multi-year, big-money wage
Barcelona are growing in confidence they can land Erling Haaland but the Spanish sports dailies are reporting it could take over £ 200million to get their man.
The Borussia Dortmund striker is set to once again be the hottest property on the market during the summer window with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and other leading European clubs linked with him.
Despite their well-documented financial problems – including debts of over £ 1billion – Barcelona apparently believe they can compete for the Norwegian sensation.
Barcelona are reportedly increasingly confident they can entice Erling Haaland this summer
The front cover of Wednesday’s Mundo Deportivo suggests Haaland will cost Barcelona € 250million (£ 208m) in transfer fee and then wages over several years
Sport diary say signing Haaland ‘is possible’ for Barcelona and cite the same overall cost
Mundo Deportivo say Haaland will cost as much as € 250million (£ 208m), including the £ 63m transfer fee and several years of salary, and though they believe City are better positioned to get him they will still fight for his signature.
The headline on Wednesday’s edition of Diario Sport reads ‘It’s possible!’ with a picture of Haaland celebrating a goal for Dortmund.
They report that the Nou Camp club have ‘enticed’ the Norwegian with their ‘sporting project’ and also predict the same transfer fee.
Haaland, 21, who is currently sidelined through injury, has scored 23 goals and contributed six assists for Dortmund this season.
He has scored a stunning 80 goals in 79 matches for Dortmund since signing from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
The Norwegian striker has scored 23 goals and set up a further six so far this season
The reports came after Barcelona president Joan Laporta denied negotiations are already underway to sign Haaland.
The 21-year-old reportedly had a meeting with head coach Xavi in Munich last week, but the Catalan giants president was quick to deny further rumors.
‘I can deny that there has been any kind of negotiation over Haaland,’ Laporta said.
‘Not a meeting, nor a conversation, nothing. With regards to the meeting between Xavi and Haaland in Munich, that’s none of my business, but two sportsmen can talk about football, I suppose. ‘
Barcelona president Joan Laporta denied reports that negotiations for Haaland have started
In an interview with Barca TV on Monday, Laporta added: ‘I cannot say anything because his price will go up.
‘We are planning to strengthen all of our lines. We are working.
‘We will make economic decisions to favor sporting issues. Every player wants to come to Barca, but we’ll let those who know what they’re doing carry out their work. ‘