'I would've resigned the next day!': What Laporta reportedly told Xavi about Haaland deal breakdown

'I would've resigned the next day!': What Laporta reportedly told Xavi about Haaland deal breakdown
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"Laporta told Xavi that if he had paid all of Haaland's commission fees, he would have resigned as president the next day," reveals Diario Sport's Ivan San Antonio.

Manchester City's deal for Erling Haaland reportedly includes a €40m agent fee and a €30m commission to his father. Besides, the Citizens paid Borussia Dortmund €60m as a transfer fee.

Xavi has recently said that the Haaland move was impossible for Barcelona for financial reasons – although Joan Laporta barely made it clear that the club cannot afford the Norwegian's signing.

Haaland has signed a 5-year deal with Man City. The contract is said to include a €150m buyout clause that can only be triggered in 2024 or later.

Source: Diario Sport via Cadena SER; CNBC