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Report: Erling Haaland will be available but Barcelona complicate matters

Barcelona could complicate any deal for Erling Haaland, according to reports. Liverpool supposedly want the Norwegian striker.

This comes from Onze on Esport3 in Spain. Oriol Domenech outlined how he believes the Erling Haaland situation stands.

He believes that Haaland is up for sale this summer. However, his agent Mino Raiola has plans.

Raiola wants to help his relationship with Barcelona and is pushing for Haaland to move there. So while Haaland will leave Borussia Dortmund, a deal won’t be simple.

Liverpool supposedly want Haaland, too, of course. Eurosport claimed that recently, while 90min believes Dortmund want over £100m in return.

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This all backs up claims from two weeks ago in Spain that Raiola had a deal with a Barcelona presidential candidate.

A deal for Haaland starts with his availability, so in that sense, this is good for Liverpool. It doesn’t sound simple, though – anything but.

It might not even come down to money or Haaland’s preference. Raiola appears to have grand plans for the player.

Which, naturally, makes us question if it’s all worth it. It feels like even if you get Haaland, he may not be around for too long.

Raiola’s previous stars fit that, too. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku, to name two Raiola has worked with, have both played for several big clubs.

But then the overwhelming feeling is that Haaland is so good that Liverpool have to try. Everything he’s capable of at his age makes him one of the game’s outstanding prospects.

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And that’s without taking into account that he’s already one of the world’s best strikers.

We hope Haaland moves to Liverpool, of course. But we won’t hold our breath. There appears to be plenty at play here and it won’t make any deal easy.

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