In the last hours, Erling haaland He has once again become a protagonist for the next European transfer market. As explained by the Spanish media, FC Barcelona has managed to have a first approach with Mino Raiola, agent of the Norwegian attacker, to close his contract as soon as possible. This puts the Catalans a step ahead of other competitors who are trying to count on the star of the Borussia Dortmund the next season. However, nothing is closed yet.
What does seem more and more a fact, is the departure of the forward from the Bundesliga. January will mark two years since Halaand landed at Singal Iduna Park to become one of the most influential footballers of recent times. He feels comfortable, but, after analyzing his situation, everything indicates that he believes he is ready for a new challenge.
Last Wednesday, Dortmund faced Greuther Fürth for the German tournament and, as expected, Erling was the big star. Former RB Salzburg scored a double and helped his team go 3-0. However, what attracted the most attention after the final whistle was not his annotations, but a gesture to the rostrum that could shed light on his future.
Haaland was the last of his team to remain on the pitch and walked around the stadium applauding the crowd. A gesture that was considered “beautiful” by some, but that leads to think that it is a farewell to the public that gave so many good times.
Immediately, the European media analyzed the situation. “Haaland’s Mysterious Action “, title of the well-known daily Bild. “Enigmatic reaction”, indicated Mundo Deportivo of Spain.
Barcelona is the leading candidate to host the 21-year-old star next year. A great economic offer would generate that Raiola leans for them. However, he has also made it clear that the sports project led by Xavi Hernández must work. Along these lines, the player wants to play the Champions League.
With Dortmund, Haaland has already been left out of the last 16 of this Champions League and does not want to be absent from next year’s competition. It is for that reason that the Nordic will ensure that Barcelona play in Europe before dressing as a Barça player in 2022-23.
To date, Xavi Hernández’s team is five points behind LaLiga’s fourth place for qualifying for the Champions League. The situation of the culés is so critical that they cannot even take for granted their presence in the next competition organized by UEFA.