Barcelona withdraw Haaland's interest

The Catalan club have renounced their interest due to financial challenges.

Barcelona withdraw Haaland's interest
Erling Haaland

Barcelona have ruled a move for Erling Haaland, talkSPORTS reports.

The Norwegian was speculated to be ready to move to the Camp Nou next summer following talks with Joan Laporta and his agent Mino Raiola last summer yet any possible union has been dismissed.

According to Barcelona vice president, Rafael Yuste, the €75million contractual release of the player is too expensive hence the club’s withdrawal.

Barcelona are €1.6billion worth of debt, with their current issues seeing them lose their greatest ever player during the summer when Lionel Messi joined PSG for free.

“No [we can’t afford him],” Yuste said.

“The president and the CEO said it, that in the previous term, which I also reiterate that it has been disastrous, they bought players without knowing if they could pay and that all they did was increase the debt, in addition to finding us the mass salary that we have encountered.”

Barcelona’s retreat gives Manchester United, City and Chelsea the boost to pursue the 21-year old prolific striker in the summer.

He has eight goals this season in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

He has already scored 60 goals in 60 matches for the German club since joining in 2020.