Ignoring Martinez, Barca Plans To Recruit Erling Haaland

Despite the economic difficulties due to the impact of the epidemic in Europe, Barcelona will still carry out the reconstruction of the team right in the summer transfer period 2020.

Man City wants the service of Lautaro Martinez. Coach Pep Guardiola sees Martinez as the perfect replacement for Sergio Aguero’s position.

Ignoring Martinez, Barca plans to recruit Erling Haaland

In the context of Luis Suarez’s long-term injury, and the Uruguayan striker is no longer able to maintain his peak performance due to the age burden, Barca’s management wants to find a top striker to replace the 33-year-old striker.

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The Catalan team is particularly interested in Lautaro Martinez, a player who fully converges elements such as youth, speed, technique. Spanish media claimed that Barca reached a personal agreement with the Inter striker.

However, according to Sports Mole, Barca president Josep Bartomeu wants to recruit Dortmund young striker Erling Haaland, instead of spending most of Martinez from Serie A. Bartomeu is completely convinced by the striker’s scoring performance. Norwegian. Besides, the price of Haaland is about 50 million euros, much cheaper than 111 million euros to free the contract for Martinez.

Barca chairman Bartomeu prioritized recruiting Erling Haaland.
Barca chairman Bartomeu prioritized recruiting Erling Haaland.

This season, Haaland and Martinez are both interesting discoveries of world football.

For Haaland, the striker born in 2000 was the first striker to hit the 40-goal milestone in Europe. Since moving to Dortmund in the winter transfer window for a fee of 20 million euros, he integrated quickly and became an irreplaceable link in the German team’s attack. Haaland scored 12 goals in 11 appearances for Dortmund.

The 19-year-old striker also made his mark in the Champions League arena, scoring 10 goals in 8 matches. Most prominent among them was the hat-trick in his debut when he was still at RB Salzburg, and two goals helped Dortmund win 2-1 with PSG in the knockout round.

As for Martinez, he became the owner of Inter after Mauro Icardi came to PSG on loan. The 22-year-old striker teamed up with Romero Lukaku to become the most attacking duo in Europe. Currently, Martinez has 16 goals and 4 assists after 31 matches for Inter.

Martinez and Haaland are both valued at 80 million euros in Transfermarkt.

Man City participated in the race to get Lautaro Martinez’s signature

According to TyC Sport, Man City is the latest team to join the race to get the signature of Lautaro Martinez. If wanting a 22-year-old striker, Man City will have to compete with a series of European giants like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea, teams that aspire to own Argentine players.

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Man City coach Pep Guardiola sees Martinez as the perfect replacement for Sergio Aguero, who can no longer keep his form due to the burden of age. In the context of Gabriel Jesus often absent from injury, Lautaro Martinez is likely to be the owner of the game if he comes to Man City.

On Martinez‘s side, he is the forward who converges the qualities that any team craves: Young, enthusiastic and capable of independent fighting.

Lautaro Martinez is one of the most sought after players in Europe
Lautaro Martinez is one of the most sought after players in Europe

This season, Lautaro Martinez stretches to become one of the best strikers in Europe. This player was born in 1997 and scored 16 goals and 4 assists for Inter after 31 appearances in all competitions. In Serie A alone, he scored 11 goals in 22 matches.

However, Man City will face many difficulties in this deal. If unable to appeal, the blue half of Manchester will continue to be subjected to a ban of attending the European Cup for 2 years for violating the UEFA Financial Equity Law. If the club does not qualify for the Champions League, this will be a blow to Man City’s ambition to recruit Martinez.

In addition, Martinez has repeatedly expressed his desire to switch to Barca to work alongside idol Lionel Messi. Currently, according to Transfermarkt, the 22-year-old striker is valued at 80 million euros.
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