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Barcelona let Messi go because of money, now they want Haaland, where will they get £68m?

Barcelona are one of the clubs who are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, but with the club's poor finances, where will the funds come from?  

Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland
Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is one of the most sought after strikers in world football right now with many top European clubs reported to be interested in his signature. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona are all at war to sign him.

Chelsea had a failed attempt to sign him last summer, they had a bid of £130m rejected. His release clause of £68m will become active at the end of the season, meaning Borussia Dortmund could have gotten almost double of what they will be getting at the end of the season.

Barcelona who are reported to be one of the interested clubs are the least likely to get him on the least, with the club's finances reportedly to be in a very bad state and would be difficult to afford the transfer fee for Haaland who they will pay a very good salary per week.

Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola is said to be asking for a salary of £800,000 per week for the 21 year old, a figure Barcelona certainly can not afford to pay, if they had such kind of money, Lionel Messi would still be a Barcelona player, unless there is something going on at the club that we don't know. 

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