Mino Raiola and Alf-Inge Haaland, respectively agent and father of Erling Haaland, were in Spain this Thursday to meet there in particular the leaders of FC Barcelona. According to Sport, President Joan Laporta would have reassured the Haaland clan on the financial capacities of the Spanish club.
The Haaland clan traveled to Spain this Thursday to discuss the future. Accompanied by the influential agent of the player Mino Raiola, Alf-Inge Haaland, father of Erling, met the leaders of FC Barcelona. The father of the Borussia Dortmund striker and the player’s representative then headed for Madrid, in a sort of tour to extol the merits of the serial scorer.
A positive first meeting
New Barça president Joan Laporta has already known Raiola for many years. According to Sport, the meeting took place in a cordial manner and in a good atmosphere, while the Haaland clan is listening to the plans of several big Europeans. The Catalan media indicates that the FCB leader reassured his interlocutors about the club’s capacities to be able to welcome Haaland: from a sporting point of view, with a competitive team, but also concerning the living environment of the 20-year-old player, in transfer case.
Joan Laporta would also have taken the opportunity to reassure the Haaland clan on the financial capacities of his club, ensuring that Barça could compete with other European contenders, declared or not. Premier League clubs, including the two Manchester and Chelsea teams, are also said to be very interested in Haaland.
Recruiting Erling Haaland this summer would necessarily be a significant investment for his new club. If the new Norwegian star seems to have a release clause for June 2022 estimated at nearly 75 million euros, it would be necessary to pay at least 150 million euros for his transfer this summer. And for Barcelona, finances represent a major subject of the Laporta mandate, with a debt to be restructured. It will also be necessary to manage the Lionel Messi file, which comes to the end of the contract at the end of the season and whose possible extension will inevitably have economic consequences.