Under the title “Bomb: Mino Raiola and Haaland’s father in Barcelona”, a Catalan newspaper published a video clip of the agent and father of the young Norwegian striker in Barcelona on Thursday, accompanied by an assistant to Laporta, the club’s president, before heading to Real Madrid, according to press reports.
Barcelona is one of the big European clubs that want to include the Norwegian international player, after his brilliance with Dortmund in the past 15 months, where he scored 49 goals in 49 matches he participated in.
Clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Manchester United, England, had expressed their desire to include Haaland, whose penalty clause is estimated at 75 million euros, which will be implemented starting in 2022.
But talk about the Norwegian player’s transfer to the Camp Nou stadium at the end of this season has spread strongly today, Thursday, after the Spanish “Sport” channel broadcast footage of Raiola and Haaland’s father leaving the airport and taking a private car.
💣 The bombshell of the month and we are at day 1!
🔥 Mino Raiola and Haaland’s father, in Barcelona pic.twitter.com/mUmb7MX4wc
– SPORT Diary (@sport) April 1, 2021
It was reported that the driver was an assistant to Barcelona club president Juan Laporta, indicating that Raiola and Haaland’s father were on their way to meet him.
When asked about the meeting, Zork said he was not concerned about the future of Haaland, 20, adding that Haaland’s agent and his father may have traveled to Catalonia for another reason.
Zork added in statements to “Sport 1” TV, “I spoke to Raiola yesterday, and I made clear the club’s intentions.”
“There is no problem if Alfi (Haaland’s father) and Mino Raiola want to sunbathe on the Mediterranean. I feel comfortable about it because we know exactly what we want,” he said.
The Catalan newspaper stated that Laporta has a close relationship with Raiola, which may facilitate the kidnapping of the most prominent striker in the world now, as he is only 20 years old.
Raiola said last week that he dealt cautiously with Haaland’s transfer deal from Salzburg to Dortmund in January of last year, hinting at the possibility that the striker, who is much wanted in major clubs, would search for a new team in the next transfer period.
Haaland scored 21 goals in the German Bundesliga, and added 10 other goals in 6 matches with the team in the UEFA Champions League, the competition in which he tops the list of scorers.
“BN Sports” reported that Raiola and Haaland’s father went to the capital Madrid to meet with Real Madrid officials after meeting Barcelona officials.