Barcelona will not sign Erling Haaland. And not for lack of desire, but for money. According to TV3, the Barça has ruled out making an attempt to hire the Norwegian due to the delicate economic situation and also because they prefer to make an effort to renew Lionel Messi.
Joan Laporta has seen that the hole in the finances of the Catalan entity is large enough to know that the attempt will not be able to be carried out. The signing of the Borussia Dortmund star would cost about 150 million euros plus his salary, an unaffordable figure.
In addition, the priority is to retain Messi, even making an economic effort. If the club wants to ensure the presence of the Argentine, it will have to sacrifice other illusions, such as Haaland or one of the other firms such as Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba or Griezmann, whose salaries are very high and who will have to cut them if you want to continue .
Will Barcelona sign Erling Haaland next year?
Haaland's dismissal for the following season does not mean that it is a definitive folder. At Barça they are very interested in signing him and they hope that he will stay one more year at the German club so that, at the end of the next year, his price will drop due to the release clause of around 75 million. The fact that Dortmund has secured their place in the next Champions League is a point in favor for the continuity of the Norwegian giant.
Lionel Messi had lunch with Luis Suárez
Taking advantage of the fact that Ronald Koeman gave his players two days off after running out of chances to win La Liga, Lionel Messi traveled to Madrid with his wife Antonela Roccuzzo to have lunch with Luis Suárez and Sofía Balbi, who are great friends.