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Barcelona goes for the record man of the current Champions League: Laporta and an illusion for the fans

The FC Barcelona was eliminated on the last Wednesday of the Champions League. For the first time in two decades, the Catalans will not be in the round of 16 of the continental tournament, an embarrassing fact for a club as big as Barça. As if to wash his face, the president Joan Laporta He has not found a better solution than to reinforce the attack with one of the most brilliant forwards in the current Champions League. According to the Spanish portal Fichajes.netThis is none other than Sebastien Haller, scorer for Ajax Amsterdam.

Concerned about the level that forwards like Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong have left this season, the Barça boss aims to revitalize the attack with Haller, a footballer who a couple of years ago was already in the Barça orbit, but did not go further by the passivity of the culés in the negotiations.

“The Barça sports management has very positive reports regarding the Ivorian striker and everything seems to indicate that they could make an attempt to take over his services in the next markets, it will not be easy, but they will try”, points out the aforementioned on the interest of FC Barcelona in Haller.

Sébastien Haller has scored 10 goals in this Champions League. (Photo: AFP).

“The footballer is not the first time that he has been linked to the Catalan team, but his very high level at this start of the season has put him back on the limelight as he is establishing himself as one of the most effective strikers today”, adds the Spanish medium.

Due to Haller’s spectacular moment in the Champions League, Ajax is willing to get a good amount of money from his sale, a fact that would complicate the difficult financial situation of Barcelona. And it is that the Ivorian would not lower than 50 million euros.

According to information from Transfermarkt, a portal specialized in player appraisal, Haller is valued at 27 million euros. The 27-year-old center forward previously played for Auxerre, Utrecht, Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham United.

Haller, in a state of grace

The Ivorian Ajax completed the Champions League group stage as the top solo scorer, with ten goals, one more than Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowdski, who did not score in the game against Barcelona.

Haller has covered an impeccable course. In six games he has scored a dozen goals. He has managed to score in all of them, a record that until now only Cristiano Ronaldo had. Thus, the African repeated the feat achieved by the Portuguese star during the 2017-18 campaign, when he was still wearing the Real Madrid shirt.

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