Mino Raiola has emphatically denied there is an agreement in place for Erling Haaland to join Barcelona should Emili Rousaud win the impending presidential elections.
The prolific Norwegian striker’s future is the matter of increasing speculation with the Borussia Dortmund star coveted by a number of European football’s most prestigious clubs.
The 20-year-old, however, had a late change of heart and has since cemented his reputation as one of world’s football’s most prolific forwards and, despite Dortmund’s struggles this season, he has scored 17 goals in 14 games.
Haaland has a release clause in his Dortmund contract of £65million which comes into effect from June 2022 – with the German side unwilling to sell before then – but a transfer this coming summer is looking increasingly likely, although a move to Barcelona is far from a formality at this stage.
As reported by AS, Josep Maria Minguella declared the Norwegian would move to the Nou Camp if Rousaud takes the helm at Barcelona.
He said: ‘We know all the conditions and if we win, the following day I will call Mino Raiola and we will accept those conditions. I have already advised him of that.
However, Raiola was quick to respond to the claims and said that he never spoke to Rousaud ahead of the election.
He told Sport1: ‘Fake news! I’ve never talked to any presidential candidate of Barcelona regarding Haaland and I won’t do. If there will be a new president elected in January, he can call me’.