According to Catalan news outlet SPORT, Barcelona has received several financing offers to help them pursue one of their long-term transfer targets.
Erling Haaland has been on the Catalan’s radar for a long time now. The club looked to sign him in the last as well, however Dortmund were firm on their stance of keeping the player through his final year on the contract.
With his contract ending in the coming summer, clubs across Europe are alert to the striker’s situation. Barcelona too were said to be interested until the club CEO Ferran Reverter made a bold statement a few days ago.
The CEO of Barcelona said that the club was still in a delicate economic situation and that the signing of Haaland was simply ruled out in the coming window.
Yet, reports now claim that the club have received several financing options in the last few days to facilitate a move to Camp Nou for the Norweigan.
Several firms see the operation as a big opportunity for Barcelona with immediate returns. That said, several parties are interested in funding the move.
Yet, the question for the club is whether they have sufficient space in the salary bill to accommodate the young striker. Given his red hot form, he will not come cheap on the bill.
Haaland’s release clause of €70 million will be activated in the coming window. However, the actual fee involved will be far higher given the agent fees expected.
The move will be a risky one for the Catalans, given the horrific record the club has with big signings. However, it could also be one to change the future of the team. It remains to be seen which road the board opts for.