Erling Haaland is the name on every list of aspirations to transfer big clubs ahead of next season.
The Borussia Dortmund star has been one of the most dangerous scorers in Europe in the last few years and has all the top clubs on the continent chasing his signature in the summer transfer window later this year.
Barcelona, too, is among the beneficiaries, as President Joan Laporta eagerly seeks the addition of a tent to the list.
The Catalans signed Ferran Torres recently, but have yet to sign him, which gives an indication of their financial problems and the need to remove the wood from the club. But Laporta, despite all the possible obstacles, wants to do everything in his power to secure the 21-year-old’s signature.
The Barça supremo has already held several meetings with Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, to discuss the transfer. Recent reports have suggested that the two have an agreement that the striker will come to the Camp Nou, as long as the Blaugrana are able to raise the required amount of the contract.
Now, according to Oriol Domenech on TV3 (h / t Albert Roge), Laporta has high hopes for the line transfer and has been telling “his trusted people” that Haaland will be a Barcelona player in the summer.
Even if the former RB Salzburg ace has a release clause worth 75 million euros, the total signing fee will be much higher due to the wages involved and the potential agent commission.
In addition, competition from Real Madrid, Manchester City is likely to make things difficult for the Catalan heavyweights. Still, Laporta remains convinced of finding her husband in the summer.
Having lost Lionel Messi last year, Barça needs the name of the tent ahead to lead the team into a new era. Also, Haaland could be a great option to do that. It remains to be seen whether Laporta will be able to secure a deal during the summer.