German newspapers questioned the possibility of Barcelona contracting with the Norwegian Erling Haaland, the player of Borussia Dortmund, if Emily Rosoud came to the Catalan club’s presidency, as the candidate promised to achieve this if he assumed this position.
The “magazine Sport Bild “: ” It seems that the first thing that will have Rusud to do if chosen, is not to fulfill the promise of an election”, pointing out a series of reasons for this hypothesis.
The magazine stated that Haaland’s contract with Dortmund until 2024 is supposed to contain a penalty clause of 75 million euros, an amount that the German club has not yet confirmed, and it is believed that it will take effect from the summer of 2023, or 2022, according to other media.
Before that date, Borussia Dortmund would only give up their player in exchange for a huge sum of money, and the club had already shown its inflexibility with regard to this type of negotiation, with Barcelona itself during the contract with Frenchman Osman Dembele.
The magazine also highlighted that the Catalan club’s financial situation is not good, so it is considered unlikely that the Blaugrana has enough money to bid to obtain the services of 20-year-old Haaland.
For his part, sporting director in Borussia Dortmund, Michael Zork, said, “We have long-term plans with Erling and we are not obliged to respond to rumors,” without going into further details.