We still have no idea how, but there are reports of the transfer fee FC Barcelona will attempt to pay for Erling Haaland this summer.
To those who are just getting on the Internet, Erling Haaland’s agent and his father have been spotted in Barcelona. Mino Raiola will at least give Joan Laporta a negotiating chance due to his good relationship from previous years. A head start that not every club in the world can get from a person like Mino. There are many football clubs that get along with the infamous agent, Barcelona wasn’t one of them with the old board.
But Laporta always kept a close friendship with him throughout the years. When he was campaigning to become president, they made each other promises to work together again. However, Mino only knows the language of money and he won’t hesitate to take his player where he gets the biggest payday. Even though Erling Haaland likes a specific football club, he will only listen to the man who is making him a millionaire. That’s the kind of power Raiola has over his player, especially the younger ones.
How much can Barcelona pay for Haaland?
According to Sport, FC Barcelona wanted to sit down with Erling Haaland’s father and Mino in order to see how much they are willing to take. Many different aspects of the young striker’s career will be considered for a transfer. The more important thing is the number of goals he’s scored so far at Borussia Dortmund and the Champions League. So far, he’s scored 49 goals in 49 matches played for his club.
This season alone, Haaland has 33 goals in 31 matches played in all competitions. For those numbers, Dortmund is asking €180 million but Laporta is hoping they agree to take €150 million. We honestly have no idea how they can manage to pay that kind of money but that’s the plan. Initially, all Raiola wanted was to get Alf-Inge Haaland together with Laporta. After that, the whole negotiation is completely up to the Catalan club.