Erling Haland He is one of the great pretenders of world football. The 21-year-old Norwegian striker is called to be the great reference of the next decade along with Kylian Mbappe. No one doubts that he will not continue next season at Borussia Dortmund despite having a contract until June 30, 2026.
Despite the fact that he is still in the dry dock after recovering from the injury he suffered on January 22 in a Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim -it is speculated that he will reappear at the end of this month or at the beginning of April-, Haaland’s season she’s being pretty good about signing 23 goals and six assists in the 20 games he has been able to play this course —he has missed another 17—.
On pole to take over the services of the Nordic crack are the Real Madrid and the Manchester CityMeanwhile he FC Barcelonawho is also following in his footsteps, is on a second step, trying to play the trick of the excellent relations that the president of the Barça entity, Joan Laportamaintains with the soccer player’s representative, the controversial Mino Raiola.
Haaland wants to play in Spain and Madrid seems the best placed to achieve his signing, also promising him a top-level sports project together with Mbappé and playing in a dream stadium like the Santiago Bernabéu, but at City they are willing to put all their meat on the grill for taking over the scorer of Dortmund.
In this sense, the daily Sport assures that the Manchester team promises Erling beat any offer from other clubs. From the Etihad Stadium they only see Real Madrid as real competition for Haaland, since it is the only club that can compete with City in sporting terms, but not so much economically.
And it is worth remembering that Barcelona is in a delicate financial situationwith a debt of 1,350 million euros and a negative equity of 451 million.
Even so, Laporta continues to dream of signing him and, according to Deportes Cuatro, he recently met with Raiola to offer him a five-year contract in which Haaland would earn a total of 195 million euros gross (about 100 million net during those five years). Specifically, the offer is that the Norwegian charges 20 million in the first season, 30 in the second, 40 in the third, 50 in the fourth and 55 in the last season. A payment progressive due to the economic difficulties that the culé entity is going through.
Likewise, the Catalan newspaper L’Sportiu reported last week that the Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandezand the director of scouting of the club, jordi cruyfftraveled to Munich on Tuesday last week to meet Haaland, who is recovering from his injury in the Bavarian capital.