Erling Braut Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has met with Barcelona and Real Madrid a few transfer for the Borussia Dortmund striker, Spanish soccer knowledgeable Guillem Balague says.
Haaland’s dad, Alf Inge, joined Raiola in talks with Barca president Joan Laporta and Real’s Florentino Perez.
The pair have been filmed arriving in Barcelona in what Balague mentioned was “intentionally a very public affair”.
“Everyone wins for this story to come out,” he mentioned.
“If you want to get to Barcelona in secret, you can. It’s very easy.”
With Barca in heavy debt and making an attempt to persuade six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi to stay with the membership past this summer time, Balague mentioned talks with prolific 20-year-old Haaland is a press release that the Catalan aspect “don’t want to stop competing” with Europe’s finest.
“They want to have conversations with the biggest names,” he added.
“Right now it’s not about focusing on the negatives but on the possibility of actually convincing Messi to stay and signing one superstar.”
Real Madrid have put cash apart, however their foremost goal is Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe, with Haaland seen as a second-choice possibility.
Haaland, whose contract at Dortmund doesn’t run out till the summer time of 2024, is considered price round 150m euros (£128m).
With 21 Bundesliga objectives already this season, and having final month reached 20 Champions League objectives in solely 14 appearances, Haaland has established himself as probably the most coveted gamers in Europe.
Manchester City are focusing on him as a alternative for Sergio Aguero in the summertime, and being seen to barter with the 2 Spanish giants is a strategic transfer by Riola, says Balague.
“It doesn’t look bad to be caught in Barcelona talking to Barcelona because, of course, there is an auction for the player,” he mentioned.
“We have already heard from Mino Raiola that perhaps he thought it was a good idea to stay at Borussia Dortmund for few years, but possibly already Haaland is in a position to move to a bigger club.”
In an interview with BBC sports activities editor Dan Roan in February, Raiola mentioned: “Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] and give the platform you would like after you’ve been in Dortmund… and four of those clubs are in [England].”
Solskjaer, Tuchel and Guardiola on Haaland
It has been reported that Raiola will meet with representatives of a number of Premier League golf equipment together with Manchester United, City and Chelsea.
United boss Ole Ole Gunnar Solskjaer labored with Haaland for 2 years at Norwegian membership Molde and gave the teen his debut at 16.
When requested in regards to the striker on Friday, Solskjaer mentioned: “Well, I’m focusing on the next two months and whatever happens in the world of football… there’s only so many places anyone can go to.
“I simply concentrate on those who’re right here and, regardless that I’ve labored with Erling, it is not proper for me as a Man United supervisor [to be] speaking about Erling.
“I can talk about him as an ex coach of his but he will make his own mind up.”
Chelsea’s German boss Thomas Tuchel mentioned Raiola was “creating a race” for the participant.
Asked if the Blues have been assembly with Raiola, former Dortmund boss Tuchel replied: “I will not answer that, out of respect for the player and for Borussia Dortmund.
“He’s a Borussia Dortmund participant, and naturally there’s large information round him and his agent.
“And it seems like they are creating a race for the player.
“But nonetheless all people wants to just accept, and I’ll absolutely settle for, that he’s a Borussia Dortmund participant. A really promising participant in fact, however with respect to the scenario he is not in our squad, he is not in our membership, so there is no touch upon anything concerning him.”
Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola said: “I do not know what is going on to occur however at these costs we’re not going to purchase any striker.”