Barcelona want to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, but won’t be able to.
This is because their budget does not agree to bringing in the star, if they keep their star forward Lionel Messi.
A deal for Haaland is estimated at €125-130m and Barca do not have that amount of money.
Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar writes, should they extend the contract of Messi, that the Catalan club will not be able to afford a move for the 20-year-old Norwegian.
It was previously reported that Haaland is the main transfer target of new Barca president Joan Laporta.
The Borussia Dortmund forward has scored 21 goals and made 4 assists in 21 Bundesliga games this season.
However, the club that will sign the Norwegian will have to pay not only Borussia Dortmund, but also his agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge Haaland. And that’s a lot of Barca.