Spanish press reports revealed a secret meeting that brought together Barcelona club president Joan Laporta with Mino Raiola, the agent of the Norwegian star Erling Halland, the top scorer of Borussia Dortmund, in the French emirate of Monaco, in order to negotiate the inclusion of the player in the upcoming summer transfer market.
According to the Spanish newspaper “Sport”, Barcelona President Joan Laporta insists on contracting Haaland in the next summer Mercato, and wants to speed up negotiations during the coming period in order to resolve the deal in his favour.
The newspaper added that Barca wants the young Norwegian striker to be the cornerstone of the club’s new project, but he knows the danger of his competitors who want to include Dortmund’s top scorer, especially his arch-rivals Real Madrid.
The newspaper pointed out that Barcelona wants to take advantage of its strong relationship with Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola in order to settle the deal in his favour, in light of his tense relationship with Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old striker is the focus of the attention of many European club giants, such as Real Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.