Erling Haaland: Barcelona president Joan Laporta to meet with representatives of Borussia Dortmund star | Football News

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Representatives of Erling Haaland have arrived in Barcelona to meet with club president Joan Laporta.

Agent Mino Raiola and Alf Inge, the father of Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland, are in the Spanish town and were picked up at the airport by members of Laporta’s squad.

The couple are expected to meet Laporta, who was elected Barca president last month.

Talks increase speculation about Haaland’s future, although it is unclear how Barcelona would fund a deal with the club struggling with huge debt, largely caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Haaland, 20, is under contract in Dortmund until 2024 but has a release clause of € 75m (£ 66m), which will take effect in the summer of 2022.

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Mino Raiola, pictured, and striker’s father Alf Inge Haaland were picked up at Barcelona airport by members of Joan Laporta’s squad

A host of big clubs have been linked with a move for the Norwegian, including Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Haaland has become one of the biggest names in Europe after scoring 48 goals in his first 48 Bundesliga games, after joining Red Bull Salzburg for just £ 17million at the end of 2019.

Could Haaland go to England?

On the Pitch to Post podcast, Jasper Taylor was joined by Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports News and Gerard Brand of skysports.com to discuss options and the likelihood of Haaland leaving in the coming months.


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Former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong believes Haaland will be on the club’s target list to replace Sergio Aguero

The Raiola factor

Dharmesh Sheth in the field to publish a podcast:

“Man City would be an interesting decision. Reports earlier this month were that the icy relationship between Raiola and Pep Guardiola would not prevent a deal from being struck. The relationship deteriorated in 2010 when Raiola challenged the way Guardiola was treating. one of his clients, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in Barcelona.

“Raiola has described Guardiola as a ‘coward’, ‘a dog’ and a ‘zero person’, but these hostilities will apparently not prevent a deal from being struck.

“But we are talking about Manchester City and Raiola, but we have to remember that Manchester United have Paul Pogba in their squad, another Raiola client. Raiola has spoken of Pogba in the past wanting to leave, as we know. I do not think so. what he said previously would have gone too well with Manchester United. ”

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Norwegian and Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is a transfer target for top European clubs.

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Haaland will be a better long-term investment for Manchester City than Harry Kane, according to former Tottenham and Norway goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt.

Where is he?

Gerard Brand in the field to publish a podcast:

” Where is he? The answer to this question is simple: it fits everywhere. We’re talking a lot about potential and wonder – and there’s a lot of potential being bought and sold every summer for £ 50million, £ 60million, that’s what you pay for. for potential these days – but I think he’s a player who comes in every five or six years, and you go all out to sign him.

“It’s hard to say who would be in pole position for that. Yes, Manchester City run away with the league and often without a suitable striker – and Pep actually said earlier this month that City are not a team with a 20-goal striker, as goals come from all over the place. But I don’t see Pep continuing down this path, and I think he’ll want a striker.



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Haaland showed why he is considered by many to be one of the best finishers in the world right now, with this impressive strike in training in Norway. Photos: fotballandslaget

“It also fits well down the road to Manchester United because they have played with a center-forward similar to Edinson Cavani this season and have seen an advantage at times. Of course, he won’t be around for the long haul.

“At first glance on Chelsea, you would think, “Where is it located?” among all of those attacking qualities, but Timo Werner could actually operate more as a second striker or from the left, and you’d expect Giroud to leave and I’m not sure Tammy Abraham can keep Erling Haaland on the left. ‘difference.

“So there is Liverpool. They haven’t shied away from spending in the past – they’ve spent £ 150million together on a defender and goalkeeper in Van Dijk and Alisson – and I’m not sure we realize just how much the name of Jurgen Klopp is still at Dortmund, and how that could impact. ”

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