Barcelona, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Chelsea could be in a fierce bidding war for Erling Haaland in the upcoming Summer Transfer window. The former kings of Europe are now in the Europa League and for this many critics and fans have ruled the Catalans out of the race for Haaland. The Norwegian striker is the hottest prospect in the game right now and he will be involved in a huge move to one of the biggest clubs in Europe soon. Barca were the strong favorites due to the relationship shared between their president, Joan Laporta, and Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola. However, now it might be a much tougher battle.
City, with the help of their wealthy owners and Pep Guardiola, can form a very convincing argument as to why the Borussia Dortmund striker should join their club. Real Madrid’s president is a very strong presence in the world of football, plus they are most likely signing Kylian Mbappe as well and that could be one of the reasons why Haaland might choose Los Blancos over the Blaugrana. Chelsea was not one of the clubs that interested the formidable striker however, with their recent victory in the UEFA Champions League, even the Blues are a club that Haaland will consider.
Barcelona will face heavy competition for Erling Haaland
Thus, there is a lot of competition for the Catalans, however, one thing that Barca has over most of the aforementioned clubs is a rich footballing history. Madrid and Barca are two clubs that every player wants to play for and they are undoubtedly the two biggest clubs in the world. Laporta is a great negotiator as well and he will need to explain exactly how Haaland’s career can flourish with the Catalans. While financially, Barca is not the club, but in terms of longevity, the Catalans can offer a young club that will be built around Haaland. There are a lot of positives in joining Barcelona however, Laporta is the only man who can convince Haaland into joining them.
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