It has been more than a week since the Barcelona Soccer Club announced the departure of Lionel messi After twenty-one years as a Barça player and the board of directors of the Catalan institution, they are already looking for a replacement. According to the Spanish portal ‘Don Balon’, the president Joan Laporta has thought of nothing less than Erling Haaland. The ‘blaugranas’ want the scorer of the Borussia Dortmund to recover the illusion of the fans. However, the arrival of the Nordic attacker could only occur for the following season given the delicate financial situation they are going through today at Camp Nou.
What Lionel messi there will never be another in it Barcelona, but Laporta hopes that a signing as mediatic as Haaland will serve to regain hierarchy in sports and also in the field of marketing. If there is anyone who sells, it is the Norwegian.
“If the best leaves, the best must arrive, and right now there is no more promising footballer on the planet than Erling Braut Haaland. It is of a completely different profile, because finding someone who does the same as Messi is totally impossible. But what is paid the most are the goals, and the Borussia Dortmund star guarantees that ”, publishes ‘Don Balon’.
Erling haaland He has a contract with Dortmund until the summer of 2024 and would not leave Germany for less than 100 million euros. The friendship factor with Mino Raiola, representative of the former RB Salzburg footballer, plays in favor of the Barcelona president.
Since his emergence in the major leagues in Europe, in addition to Barcelona, Haaland has sounded in clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
A crack difficult to forget
During his time at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi won 10 Spanish leagues, eight Spanish Super Cups, seven King’s Cups, four editions of the Champions League, three European Super Cups and three Club World Cups, a total of 35 trophies.
The genius of Rosario was awarded six times with the Ballon d’Or for the best player of the season and also won the Golden Boot six times for the top scorer in Europe in the year.
It should be remembered that Messi had tried to leave Barcelona in August 2020, making a formal request to leave after a break in his relationship with then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, but his successor, Joan Laporta, who had a close relationship with the Argentine, did. convinced to stay. The rest is history.
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