FOOTBALL – Barça Mercato: Haaland arrives, its first victim already designated

Erling Haaland has been rumored all over Europe, but he could end up at Barça this summer. Things are becoming clearer for the Borussia Dortmund striker.

Barça presses the accelerator for Erling Haaland

Despite a contract running until June 2024, Erling Haaland should leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. The Norwegian international has been targeted by almost all the big European clubs, and is the top priority of Barcelona’s management in order to definitively turn the page on Lionel Messi.

And according to several English sources, the Catalan club is in pole position on this file, with Real Madrid having made the choice of Kylian Mbappee. Questioned on Saturday in a press conference, the coach of the Spanish club, Xavi Hernandez was doubtful, although he acknowledged that the management is working to ensure the future of the club.

“The meeting with the Haaland clan? I can not give details. The only thing I can say about Erling is that we are working for the Barça of the present and the future. If we announce something, you will know. Like yesterday with Pablo Torre, “said Xavi Hernandez.

For its part, the British tabloid The Telegraph recently revealed that the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, is pushing for his arrival in Catalonia. While Real Madrid will not be able to field Haaland and Kylian Mbappe at the same time, the BVB Cybord would therefore get seriously close to Barcelona.

A trend confirmed by the Spanish newspaper Sport. Haaland wishing to play in La Liga from next season. Internally, the Blaugrana would even have already planned to make room for Haaland in this case.

Barça Mercato: Braithwaite pushed out by Haaland?

Indeed, according to the latest rumors coming from Spain, especially from the daily AS, Martin Braithwaite could be called to find a new point of fall during the next summer mercato. Not in the plans of Xavi Hernandez, the Danish striker has not played a single game since the arrival of the new Barcelona coach.

With the arrival of Erling Haaland more and more likely, the former Toulouse forward is not expected to continue the adventure at Camp Nou. Close to a departure last summer, Braithwaite has a commitment until June 2024 and is valued at 7.5 million euros by the specialized site Transfermarkt.

To be continued…

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