Barcelona presidential hopefuls open up on Haaland

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Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland has been the center of attention for many clubs across Europe, but Barcelona is the recent admirers of the 20 years old Norwegian.

Recall that Haaland continues to rise in numbers in the UEFA Champions League– as the fair-skinned player bagged ten goals in seven UCL appearances

In his last appearance in the European prestigious competition, he scored double in a 3-2 victory for the Edin Terzic-led side against Sevilla.

The recent feat means that Haaland is the quickest player to score double figures in the contest in a single club-having scored twice against Club Brugge, three games more than Roy Makaay for  Bayern Munich.

But in all competitions, he has scored 18 goals in 13 appearances for Dortmund

However, despite Barcelona is owing to a huge 1.2 billion dollars amid the COVID-19, the club’s presidential aspirant, Joan Laporta has disclosed that he has a close link with Haaland’s agents Mino Raiola, hence not shunning a huge move for the player.

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Joan Laporta

“If we have to improve the football team, I have the cards and I’m ready to play them,” he said

“It’s because of the experience and the knowledge I have of the people who could intervene in all these situations.” he added

As the Barca presidential election, Laporta- who is one of the three candidates (Victor Font and Toni Freixa)- assured fans that the club will be financially buoyant again

“I want to send a message of calm to the Barcelona fans – we will be economically sustainable again.”

But Victor Font has opposed his fellow candidate, tagging Laporta’s comment on Haaland as irresponsible.

Victor Font

“Generating expectations about some of the stars who have dazzled us this week and the Champions League stars is irresponsible because it is not possible to sign them.” Font said.

“A few weeks ago the same candidate didn’t want to sign Eric Garcia in the January transfer window because there’s no money at the club.”

But the Laporta’s opponent admires the ability of the Norway International, since the exit of Uruguayan hitman, Luis Suarez, coming to a term that the attacking department should be strengthened.

The club’s presidential election- which supposed to hold n January- has been slated for March 7 due to the pandemic

Carlos Tusquets is the interim chief of the Spanish club, who replaced Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Whosoever wins the club’s election will be faced with the challenges of financial meltdown at Nou Camp.