Barcelona ‘will tempt Erling Haaland with assurances that he’ll be their main man and are happy to wait until NEXT summer to get him… as they look to convince Borussia Dortmund superstar that they can offer him a better deal than rivals Real Madrid’
- Barcelona have reportedly assured Erling Haaland he would be top dog
- Barca want to sign him this summer but a deal next year may be more affordable
- They want to remind him he could be competing with Kylian Mbappe at Madrid
- Returning club president Joan Laporta reportedly has his sights set on Haaland
Barcelona want to convince Erling Haaland to move to the Nou Camp by assuring him he will be the team’s focal point, according to reports.
It would cost the Catalan giants significantly more to sign the £150million-rated Borussia Dortmund star this summer rather than next, when Haaland’s £68m release clause becomes active.
El Mundo Deportivo report that Barca would prefer to sign the 20-year-old this transfer window but are happy to wait until next year if it means the move will be more financially viable.
El Mundo Deportivo led with the news of Barcelona’s ‘Plan Haaland’ to convince him to join
Barca want to assure the Borussia Dortmund striker that he would be the team’s main man
The Spanish sports daily’s front page on Wednesday morning read ‘Plan Haaland’, with the news that Haaland would be the team’s ‘reference point’, unlike at fierce rivals Real Madrid, and that waiting a further year would make his signing more ‘affordable’.
Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and his father Alf-Inge recently visited both Real and Barca, which sparked rumours the striker was destined for Spain.
The report states that Barca see Madrid as their main competition for Haaland’s signature and are determined to one-up Real.
Returning Blaugrana president Joan Laporta is hoping he can tempt the Norwegian to the Nou Camp by assuring him of his role in the club’s project.
Mino Raiola reportedly wants to make Haaland the world’s first £1million-a-week footballer
Barcelona will assure Haaland that he will be their main man when Lionel Messi finally leaves
Real president Florentino Perez’s preferred target is said to be Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, and so Haaland would have to compete with him and the likes of Karim Benzema for centre stage.
Barca, meanwhile, are keen to emphasise that he would first get the opportunity to play with Lionel Messi and would then become the team’s main man when the Argentine eventually leaves.
Laporta is hopeful this could sway the deal Barca’s way, despite their financial difficulties meaning they are unlikely to better Madrid’s terms.
Haaland is said to be valued at £154m and this week reports stated that Raiola was looking to make him the first £1m-a-week footballer.
Manchester City and PSG are just two of the striking sensation’s other suitors, and it remains to be seen whether either of the Spanish giants has the financial ability to compete with them to sign Haaland.
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