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Barcelona has reportedly made a £157 million offer to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. His agent Mino Raiola prefers a move to the Nou Camp. With 80 goals in 79 games for the Bundesliga club, the Norwegian striker has established himself as one of Europe’s hottest talents.

Following rumors that he could be available for as little as £67m due to a release clause being active. A slew of prominent European clubs is expected to compete for the striker this summer. After professing his desire to play in Spain, Haaland has fueled rumors of a move to La Liga. And it appears Barcelona is willing to go to considerable measures to capture his talents.

Following rumors that Barcelona manager Xavi flew to Germany this week to meet Dortmund striker Lukas Podolski. Details of the package the cash-strapped Catalan club is putting together for the forward have emerged. According to Deportes Cuatro, through Sport, the Blaugrana have presented Haaland with a five-year offer worth roughly £157 million in order to win the race for his signature.

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Barcelona has offered the 21-year-old £16.5 million for his first year at the Nou Camp. £25 million for his second, and £33 million for his third. According to reports, Haaland will earn between £41.5 million and £45.5 million per season.

While Haaland hasn’t said which La Liga team he’ll be playing for in the near future, Raiola is said to have told both Barca president Joan Laporta and Haaland’s father that he must play for the Catalan club. Despite the club’s financial difficulties, Laporta believes that he will sign the striker. It has reportedly ignited a ‘war’ with Real Madrid over Haaland. The Norwegian striker said in January that Borussia Dortmund was forcing him to make a decision on his future amid ongoing speculation about a summer transfer.

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Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for Haaland. While Bayern Munich, Dortmund’s Bundesliga rivals, are also apparently keen. However, the forward’s past remarks, in which he professed a desire to play in Spain throughout his career. He appears to have handed Barcelona and Real Madrid the upper hand.

Dortmund’s hitman was reportedly asked which club he would be joining next after being accosted. “I will play here, in Spain,” Erling Haaland is said to have said in response. If rumors are to be believed, La Liga might witness an influx of high-profile players this summer. With Real also being connected with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.

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