Erling Haaland is one of Europe’s most promising youngsters at the moment and a number of clubs are on the lookout for this 20-year old goal machine. Fabrizio Romano reports that Haaland’s father and agent Mino Raiola have held talks with Barcelona delegates and will be flying to Madrid to have a chat with Florentino Perez on the same date.
Haaland is one of the most sought-after players in Europe, having scored 49 goals in as many games since arriving from RB Salzburg last January, with Manchester United, City and Chelsea all interested in the 20-year-old.
Erling Haaland is one of Europe’s most prolific strikers
El Chiringuito TV has revealed images of super agent Raiola and Alfie arriving at Madrid headquarters on Thursday afternoon, mere hours after their meeting with Barcelona.
Raiola and Haaland Snr flew in from Nice at 9:30am, held a two-hour meeting with Laporta and Barca’s new director of football Mateu Alemany, who sold the club and next season’s project to Haaland’s representatives, before moving onto Madrid. Barcelona haven’t yet fulfilled the big shoes of Luis Suarez yet after he left for free last summer and are looking to bring the young forward to Barcelona.
Haaland Snr and Raiola’s visit comes after reports emerged that Madrid are looking to offload the £150million worth of talent currently out on loan to help them finance a move for either Haaland or PSG star Kylian Mbappe this summer.
Three years still remain in Haaland’s contract at Dortmund but the release clause in his contract gets activated next June. ESPN FC reports state that Dortmund are willing to accept a fee around the region of 190 million Euros this summer.
Manchester City is also in the market for the Norwegian striker as they look to find a replacement for Sergio Aguero who will move away from Manchester at the end of this season. However, it looks like the Spanish clubs have taken a step forward than their English counterparts in the pursuit of Erling Haaland.