How can Barcelona pay for Erling Haaland?

How can Barcelona pay for Erling Haaland?

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The Catalans are interested in bringing in the Norwegian striker next summer

Erling Haaland is the No 1 objective for Barcelona in the summer market. President Joan Laporta knows he can help Barcelona on the pitch but also boost the brand and the club’s morale. It would help Barcelona reposition themselves. They will fight for the Norwegian.

The club’s economic situation is complicated, so it will be hard work to reach a number that satisfies Dortmund, Haaland and agent Mino Raiola.

The cost of the deal could be higher than 170m euros. The 70-75m in terms of the transfer fee, 50m in commission for the agent and Haaland’s father, and finally the forward’s salary, which could be over 40m a year.

Barcelona need help and that could come from Goldman Sachs and CVC. The first option could be to use part of the loan from Goldman Sachs initially destined for Espai Barca. Barcelona have an agreement with them for 595m euros loaned over 10 years.

The plan will only be possible if they approve of the CVC deal. It will inject money into the club and allow them to spend 15 per cent on improving the squad.

Tebas himself has said that if Barcelona don’t agree to it then they will find it very hard to have Haaland.

Barcelona have received various proposals from investment funds conscious that the club can recover economic power and who are willing to help.

They will also look to remove players with high salaries like Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti. Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele could also leave.

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