The obvious problem for Barcelona is the price, and the club’s enormous debts, but the report reckons the Catalans have decided Haaland is an “absolutely strategic” and “vital” signing.
Barcelona believe it is “very, very likely” that Haaland will leave this summer because he has a buyout clause of just €75 million that comes into effect next year. Dortmund must therefore renew or sell to the highest bidder.
Despite rumors that Dortmund want €200m or, more recently, €180m for Haaland, Diario Sport claim that actually Barcelona could land him for €150m.
The report adds that Barca have already told Haaland that he’s their top choice to strengthen the attack and will sell “one or two starters” and offload some high earners to finance the deal.