Erling Haaland is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2024, with a reported release clause amounting to 66 million GBP should come into force in summer 2022 Manchester City was linked with a move for the striker

Agent Mino Raiola and Alf Inge, the father of Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland, first landed in Barcelona before meeting Joan Laporta, who was elected Barca president last month

Raiola and Alf Inge Haaland then flew to the Spanish capital for further talks with Real Madrid

The talks are fueling speculation about Haaland’s future, although it is unclear how Barcelona would fund a deal with the club, which is grappling with enormous debt, largely caused by the coronavirus pandemic

The 20-year-old Haaland is under contract in Dortmund until 2024, but has a release clause of 75 million EUR (66 million GBP), which will come into force in summer 2022

A variety of top clubs have been linked with a move for the Norwegian, including Manchester City

Haaland has become one of the biggest names in Europe after scoring 48 goals in his first 48 Bundesliga games after joining from Red Bull Salzburg for just £ 17m in late 2019

“Mino Raiola and Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, arrived at El Prat Airport in Barcelona at 9:30 a.m., and Joan Laporta’s chauffeur picked him up and drove him to Camp Nou. They were there for two hours in a meeting Laporta The club recognized this meeting as a first contact and approach

“It’s a good question [whether Barcelona can afford Haaland] because we have to remember that they will be in debt for the next two months to June due to a huge debt of more than 1 billion EUR 730 million have to pay

“You submitted an audit a few days ago that found you lost 350 million this season If you count on keeping Lionel Messi while signing a big player like Kylian Mbappe or Haaland, they could be in the green but not until the 2022 season / 23 “

“A few months before the transfer window opens and we’re talking about Haaland and Kylian Mbappe and I dare say sorry Tottenham fans, but we’re also talking about Harry Kane

“Back to January 2020: Borussia Dortmund paid RB Salzburg £ 20 million for Erling Haaland Dortmund’s strategy and intention to buy him was to keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2022”

“Why summer 2022? Then Haaland’s release clause will go into effect and its release clause is valued at around £ 70million, but there are some reports that suggest it could possibly be closer to £ 100million

“I know Dortmund thought Haaland was good, but I don’t know if they thought he was going to be that good. He’s a goal, a game goal machine This is why almost every big club in Europe wants Erling Haaland for he plays next to Mbappe and possibly Kane the most sought-after striker

“What all of this means is that Borussia Dortmund can ask this summer what they want for Haaland, and the number that is currently at stake is around 150 million euros that is around 130 million pounds

“The feeling I get from Germany and our colleagues at Sky in Germany, however, is that Haaland, who will remain one year until summer 2022, is more valuable to Borussia Dortmund than a possible increase in the transfer fee because there is a huge gap between what they could get this summer and what they could get next summer “

Sheth added: “On top of that there is another problem. His name is Jadon Sancho. The smart money in Germany is that Sancho will be the one leaving Dortmund this summer

“From the perspective of Borussia Dortmund, I think it is unthinkable, but you cannot rule out that Haaland and Sancho would leave in the same transfer window

“Well this is all a bit of a mystery for Dortmund because if they decide to keep Haaland this summer they’ll have him another season but they’ll also lose tens of millions of pounds in transfer fee because they’ll be forced to sell him for £ 70 million, which is his release clause next summer, while now they can get what they want for him

“If you decide to keep Sancho this summer, he’ll be entering the final year of his contract around this time next year. The £ 108million you recorded at Manchester United last summer will be next time just can’t ask for that number anymore

“Another factor is that Dortmund is four points below the top four in Germany. The qualification for the Champions League is enormous for them and they do not qualify for the competition next season What will Haaland think? What will Sancho think? What will Dortmund think?

“Do they have to make money? Will Haaland and Sancho say we have to make a move because we want to play Champions League football?”

Sheth said: “I see this as a bit of transfer roulette at the moment. Who wants to sign Erling Haaland? Who doesn’t? Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich are all for him since you would all be interested in signing him

“The next question is who can afford it? The number of clubs is going down Then the roulette comes into play this summer Is one club ready to go into the market and pay more than £ 130 million to everyone else out of the water because if they don’t, they’ll know by the summer of 2022 that there is a release clause, and then you’ll have seven or eight of the biggest clubs in Europe all vying for Erling Haaland’s signature

“The games have started and I think we’ll be talking about Haaland for the next two or three months, during this transfer window and until the deadline, but one thing to keep in mind here is that Borussia Dortmund is very stubborn

“Remember what you did to Jadon Sancho, you wanted £ 108 million by a certain date and if it doesn’t happen it won’t be sold and you stood by your word for what you said here is that we intend to keep Haaland until the summer of 2022, but money speaks 150 million euros could be the money that speaks “

Jasper Taylor was joined on the Pitch to Post podcast by Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports News and Skysports’ Gerard Brand of com to discuss options and the likelihood of Haaland leaving in the coming months

“Man City would be an interesting move. Reports earlier this month said Raiola and Pep Guardiola’s frosty relationship would not prevent a deal. The relationship was disrupted back in 2010 when Raiola questioned the way how Guardiola dealt with one of his clients, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, during his stay in Barcelona

“Raiola described Guardiola as a ‘coward’, ‘dog’ and ‘zero person’, but these hostilities do not appear to prevent a deal from being made”

“But we’re talking about Manchester City and Raiola, but we have to remember that Manchester United have Paul Pogba on their squad, another of Raiola’s clients. As we know, Raiola has spoken about Pogba in the past want to go I don’t think what he said earlier would have been too well received by Manchester United “

“Where does it go? The answer to that is simple: It fits in anywhere We talk a lot about potentials and prodigies – and there is tons of potential that is bought and sold for £ 50million, £ 60million each summer, that’s what you are paying for potential these days – but I think this is a player who comes in every five or six years and you do whatever you can to get him signed

“It’s hard to say who would be on pole for that. Yes, Manchester City run away with the league and often without a real striker – and Pep actually said earlier this month that City doesn’t have a team with a striker 20 goals is because the goals come from all over the place But I can’t see Pep keep going like this, and I think he’ll want a striker

“He’s also playing well at Manchester United because they’ve played with a similar center-forward at Edinson Cavani this season and have seen an advantage at times. Of course, he won’t be there in the long run

“At first glance at Chelsea you would think, ‘Where does it fit in?’ beneath all that quality of attack, but Timo Werner could actually act more as a second forward or from the left and you would expect Giroud to leave and I’m not sure if Tammy Abraham Erling can keep Haaland off one side

“Then there is Liverpool they haven’t been shy in the past – they spent a combined £ 150million on a defender and goalkeeper in Van Dijk and Alisson – and I’m not sure we realize how big the name is Jürgen Klopp is still in Dortmund and how that is could have an impact “

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