Juan Laporta is obsessed with Haaland- here are the reasons why

Haaland
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Erling Haaland is one of the two most valued strikers in the world at the moment, and the Barcelona FC board has already made its position clear on a possible arrival. The 21-year old Norwegian talent is destined to be one of the benchmarks in world football and he is only 21 years old.

Eyal Dorfman

published 15:30, 01 January 2022

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Mino Raiola and Joan Laporta had a meeting in Italy, of which Railoa said that if the Catalans can find the funds, Haaland will wear the Barca uniforms at the end of the summer. The Blaugrana board knows that it needs a ‘superstar’ to bring back the glory that will help restructure the image of the institution, and Erling Haaland is presented as more than just an on-pitch solution for the club.

Raiola, Haaland’s agent and some other big names in the world of football, has been in charge of auctioning him throughout Europe, regardless of whether he still has a valid contract until 2024 with Borussia Dortmund.

However, it was that first approach from Barça that generated this wave of rumors or possible moves in the summer that have involved teams like Manchester City, Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain himself, who did not appear on the list of interested parties.

Haaland has more to offer then just goals

There are many reasons why the top leader of Barcelona are broad want this signing to happen, and the first is the youth that the striker has.

Xavi Hernández has returned to the old habits of the entity of the club and has begun to use players from the reserves team in the rotations of the first team, which has worked to discover talents such as Gavi or Nico. With that being said, the 21 years old sensation would contribute that forcefulness in the attack without altering his game ideology.

Haaland knows how to move without the ball and create spaces for his teammates on the flanks. This is one of the attributes that benefit the team’s chemistry, and with an offense made up of Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres, it could be lethal. Another important attribute is his aerial game.

At 1.94 meters tall, he brings another threat that would be added with overflows on the wings or set pieces. Together with other tall players such as Ronald Araújo and Gerard Piqué, Barcelona would be a leather aerial force that will surely help cap more goals.

Erling Haaland’s as a football icon is one more factor that makes Laporta even more obsessed with him. History shows that players like Ronaldinho and later one, Messi, have brought that spark that made the team a superpower, not only n the field, but outside the field as well.

The club management knows that they need to apply the formula again to be present again in the elite of world sport. An operation that will not be simple or cheap, but that will provide great value to the Barça squad.