Barcelona have readied plans for the summer market with Norway and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo all on their want list.
Mundo Deportivo reports that the Catalan giants have turned their attention on the trio after managing to reduce their wage bill from 100 per cent to 80 per cent of their total income.
Barca were limited in their transfer activities this summer due to the wage cap set by La Liga, but after flogging Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain and Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid they’re are now in a better position financially.
Once they reduce their salary mass from 80 per cent to 65 per cent, which they’re in the process of doing, they’ll be ready to splash the cash once more.
Speaking on Barca’s current financial situation, the club’s economic vice president, Eduard Romeu said: “Next season the club will be back in the transfer market. I do not see an excessive problem to obtain the resources.”
And these resources come in the form of Haaland, Pogba and Olmo.
Laporta’s good relationship with Pogba and Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola could give Barca a boost in any proceedings. Olmo, meanwhile, is a former Barca junior.