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Mino Raiola marks Erling Haaland in Barcelona speculation ‘fake news’


Erling Haarling’s agent Mino Raiola has dismissed suggestions that the forward will join Barcelona if Emili Rousaud wins the club’s next presidential election.

Josep Maria Bartomeu’s successor will be determined on January 24, and Rousaud is one of many presidential candidates who have made big promises in an attempt to set him apart from the rest.

Erling Haaland
Haaland was touted as Rousaud’s transfer target | Lars Baron / Getty Images

Rousaud has confirmed that Josep Maria Minguella will be his vice president if elected, and Minguella has hinted that the couple already have a successful transfer plan in place.

“It’s a person with a contract in place [at another club] and we have to be discreet, ”Minguella said.” What we won’t do is filter the information. It’s very good for the newspapers and very bad for the club. Every time you let a player’s name slip, for example, it adds a million [to their price tag]. Discretion is the key. “

Mino Raiola, Carmine Raiola
Raiola represents Haaland | Stefano Guidi / Getty Images

Although Haaland’s name was not mentioned – discretion is key – the Spanish press reported that it was young Dortmund Minguella, with a deal already in place with Dortmund and Raiola. However, this was quickly denied by Raiola.

“Fake news!” Raiola told German newspaper Sport1: “I have never spoken to any Barcelona presidential candidate about Haaland and I will not. If there is a new president elected in January, he can call me. ”

Joan Laporta and Victor Font are considered favorites in Barcelona’s presidential race, with Rousaud being an outsider. He has already offered to rename Camp Nou after talisman Lionel Messi and re-sign former striker Neymar on a free transfer in 2022.

Haaland has had a blistering 2020 after moving from RB Salzburg to Dortmund in January. The 20-year-old has scored 33 goals in 32 appearances for the Bundesliga squad and won the 2020 Golden Boy Award, praising Agent Raiola’s impact during his acceptance speech.