Fan asks Laporta to include Haaland.. and Barcelona president: Who is he?

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has responded to a Saudi fan’s request to sign Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, the German striker from Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona were in Saudi Arabia for the past few days to watch the 2021 Spanish Super Cup, where the Catalan club lost the semi-final match against rivals Real Madrid, 3-2.

Haaland has recently been linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund, with the German club asking him to make a quick decision on his future at Signal Iduna Park.

Barcelona are one of the most high-profile clubs interested in Halland’s services as reports indicate there is a dispute between the Catalan club and Real Madrid over a contract with the Norway international star.

What happened?

A video clip has emerged on social media showing Laporta surrounded by some fans in Saudi Arabia.

In the video, one of the fans appeared directing his speech at the Barcelona president, saying: “We want Haaland, we want Haaland Haaland.”

Laporta replies, “Who is it?” To confirm the fan: “Haaland is a Dortmund player.”

The Catalan club’s president said: “This young man is a very good player, he is very good.”

The fan concluded: “Yes, we want him, we want him as a striker.”