Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund is unlikely to depart during the January transfer window.
But he continues to dominate football transfer news.
Haaland is the hottest young prospect in world football, has become a prolific scorer for Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Real Madrid was thought to be the leader to sign Haaland, but they are now up against Barcelona.
According to a report from Goal.
Although the Catalans’ dreadful financial position is well established,
They are attempting to raise the €100 million required to sign the Norwegian international hitman.
How Barcelona can raise transfer funds
According to reports, selling media production company Barca Studios might free up a significant chunk of money.
With up to 49% of the company potentially for sale. This arrangement, however, may be contingent on Barcelona reclaiming their players’ image rights.
Which is a fight that the club are presently involved in.
As things stand, the players own their own image rights, which means that any buyer for Barca Media could not make any audio-visual products with individual players.
Furthermore, the wage bill will still need to be cut. Goal reports that it stands at around €400m per year.
which is more than three times their current cap.
Barcelona’s wage cap will shoot up next season, but to nothing like the degree required.
To facilitate a big signing like Haaland, who will command a wage well in excess of €20m annually.
The exit of Ousmane Dembele, though, could open up some valuable space.
However, more leading stars will have to be sacrificed if a transfer for Haaland is to be effective.
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