Erling Haaland’s representatives meet with Barcelona and Real Madrid

Erling Haaland’s representatives travelled to Spain on Thursday to discuss a potential transfer with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

According to Sky Sports, Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and his father, Alf Inge, first landed in Barcelona to speak with newly elected Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

The two then flew to the Spanish capital for more talks with Real Madrid. Whilst consistent speculation around Haaland’s future won’t be going away with the possibility of leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer, there are questions over Barcelona’s ability to afford the Norwegian striker.

Barcelona’s finances have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with the club currently in huge debt. 20-year-old Haaland’s contract with Dortmund runs until 2024, with a €75m release clause which will come to effect in the summer of 2022.

There has also been interest from Premier League clubs including Manchester City. Europe’s elite are acting fast in their pursuit of Haaland as the talisman has scored 48 goals in his first 48 games for the Bundesliga outfit, having joined from Red Bull Salzburg for €20m in 2019.

Source: Sky Sports