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  • A post viewed more than 365,000 times in twenty-four hours on Facebook announces that Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has signed a contract with FC Barcelona.

  • If the father and agent of the Norwegian player were in Spain on Thursday to meet executives from FC Barcelona, ​​but also from Real Madrid, no contract signing has been announced.

The rumor spread like wildfire on social media among football aficionados.

The striker Erling Braut Haaland, Norwegian sensation of Borussia Dortmund, would have concluded signed his transfer to FC Barcelona, ​​according to a Facebook post viewed more than 365,000 times in twenty-four hours.


FC Barcelona announce that they have reached an agreement of 150 million euros with Borussia Dortmund for the signing of Erling Haaland on a 5-year deal.

The Norwegian will receive a salary of 12M € per year, ”writes the author of the viral publication.

The latter is accompanied by a photograph showing the Norwegian player and the president of the Barcelona club, Joan Laporta, all smiles around the 2022 version of Barça's jersey.

Norwegian football player Erling Haaland has signed with FC Barcelona - Tom Hollmann, according to viral Facebook post

If some Internet users quickly shouted at April Fool's Day, other more gullible users and no doubt happy with the news were quick to welcome the Dortmund striker to the legendary Catalan club.

For now, no contract has yet been signed between the player and FC Barcelona.


Like many rumors, the one about Erling Haaland's future is an extrapolation of reality.

Indeed, the Barcelona sports daily


, revealed, video in support, that the agent of the Norwegian, Mino Raiola, and his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, had landed Thursday in the Catalan capital for a meeting with the management. of FC Barcelona.

#FCB 🔵🔴

🚨 EXCLUSIVA SPORT: ¡Mino Raiola y el padre de Haaland, in Barcelona!

- Diario SPORT (@sport) April 1, 2021


note that Barcelona club president Joan Laporta has made Erling Haaland a "top priority" and is reportedly dreaming of signing the rising star.

However, with the player not being present at Barcelona on Thursday, he could not have

pose with the club president as seen in the viral Facebook post.

Several details (lighting, background, etc.) suggest that the shot is a photomontage.

According to several Spanish media, FC Barcelona would not be the only club to covet the young man.

According to 

Cadena COPE,

the player's father and agent would also have taken the plane on Thursday afternoon to reach the Spanish capital, and meet the management of Real Madrid.


Florentino Pérez está reunido ahora mismo con el padre de Haaland y Mino Raiola en Madrid

Quiere conocer las condiciones del jugador y su situación actual en el Borussia de Dortm

Contado a las 17.00h en @COPE

- Manolo Lama (@lamacope) April 1, 2021

Borussia Dortmund's sporting director, Michael Zorc, does not seem close to releasing his striker anyway and remains "firm on his intentions".

In an interview with Sky Germany, he hinted that Erling Haaland could not leave his club until June 2022, against a departure clause of 75 million euros.



points out

, a transfer before this deadline would cost the destination club much more.


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