Reports circulating Spain claims the agent has traveled to Camp Nou accompanied by Haaland’s father alongside him to discuss a possible move to the La Liga giants, which led to even more speculation around the highly touted youngster.
Amidst all this speculation, Michael Zorc then confirmed suspicions as he stated & confirmed that he had been in talks with the player’s agent & father discussing a possible move to the La Liga giants, which sky later relayed in Germany.
The news comes just moments after Mino Raiola and Alfie Haaland were pictured arriving in Barcelona ahead of a meeting with the newly-elected Camp Nou president Joan Laporta in the afternoon on Thursday – yet this was no April fools joke. As per the comments relayed by Max Bielefeld, Dortmund’s sporting director has now confirmed his talks with Raiola, however, still reaffirming the club’s tough stance on the Norwegian forward going into the summer transfer window.
“Yesterday I spoke to Mino Raiola. We’ve made our intentions very clear“, said Zorc.
Sky journalist Bielefeld iterated that the intention of the club, as reaffirmed by Zorc, is clear in that they do not want to sell the 20-year-old prospect in the summer window. Despite this, there is a belief in some corners of the German media today that such is the intention and determination to keep Haaland that they’ve not even placed a price tag on him yet. Even still, rumors suggest that they would be willing to accept anything in the 150 million euro plus offer as one they probably wouldn’t be able to say no to.
Overtime Heroics Football understands that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and football director John Murtough have targeted the Borussia Dortmund forward as their number one priority next window.
Equally, Manchester City were also quietly confident of landing the Norwegian, with a marquee signing being planned by Pep.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid had also been linked with the Bayern director calming speculation recently with strong rumors linking them to the player, stating “he doesn’t know anything” when questioned about Haaland.
“We will try to keep Erling Haaland as long as possible for sporting reasons,” Zorc said last month.
“We don’t want to play in the Europa League on Thursdays. We want to give our calling card in the Champions League.”
Can Barcelona convince Dortmund to part ways with their star man? Time will tell. The early signs do look promising though.
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