Joan Laporta, the president of Barcelona, made it clear that the Catalans are not afraid to spend money and will do so. For a long time, the president has considered bringing in a superstar player for next season, and Erling Haaland is his top choice. In the Bundesliga, the Norwegian striker has been a constant threat, and he has also made a name for himself in the UEFA Champions League. His current goal-scoring average is one goal per game, which is insane. As a result, Barca, a team in desperate need of a permanent striker, would almost certainly try to sign a super striker like Haaland. However, it has now been reported that the Catalans may instead opt for Kylian Mbappe.
Barcelona switches Erling Haaland’s priority to Kylian Mbappe.
L’Equipe, a French publication, first reported on Barca’s interest in Mbappe. The initial plan was to sign Haaland, but with the Catalans having already spent around 60 million euros on Ferran Torres, funds are limited and Barca must save as much as they can. Free agents are the best players to target right now. Mbappe will be a free agent at the end of the season, and while the Catalans may have to pay a little more in weekly wages, the transfer fee will be higher.
On the other hand, the Blaugrana will have to pay not only Haanland’s transfer fee, but also a large sum to his agent. The issue with Mpabbe, on the other hand, is that he adores Real Madrid and has been talking about moving there for several seasons. As a result, while Mbappe makes more financial sense for Barcelona than Haaland, he has a very slim chance of joining the Blaugrana. According to reports, Laporta will offer him a contract, but his preferred team remains Real Madrid.