Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Barcelona’s home game against Cádiz on Sunday, manager Ronald Koeman discussed the future of the club when asked about Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Earlier this week, presidential candidate Joan Laporta suggested the Norwegian No 9 would be a target should he be successful in his bid.

If we have to improve the football team, I have the cards and I’m ready to play them,” he said in direct response to the links with Haaland.

It’s because of the experience and the knowledge I have of the people who could intervene in all these situations. I want to send a message of calm to the Barcelona fans – we will be economically sustainable again.

I have my ideas for the future of this club, but I have to wait for who is going to be the president to sit down and talk about the future,” Koeman said.