Revealed: FC Barcelona’s transfer plan in case of Erling Haaland failure
An insight into FC Barcelona’s transfer plans should they not be able to sign Erling Haaland has been provided recently.
101 have already covered reports detailing Barca’s interest in the Norwegian hitman.
But now, Spanish outlet Sport have provided a new update this week.
They stated that Haaland is the ‘obsession’ of president Joan Laporta for the upcoming summer transfer window, as he is aware that the Norwegian striker can bring with him the momentum that Barcelona needs both on and off the pitch.
However, should Barca fail to land Haaland, an alternative plan is in place.
It is explained that the idea is to sign a top-level striker and a top centre-back.
It is added that there are many names being looked at by La Blaugrana. But there are two names that the coaches at Barca especially like.
These are Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad for the forward and Jules Kounde of Sevilla for the centre-back spot.
Napoli vs Barcelona
For the time being, though, Barcelona must now turn their attentions to the Europa League.
La Blaugrana are back in Europe League action this week, facing off with Napoli in the second of two Round of 32 ties on Thursday.
Barcelona head into the game in Naples with a slight disadvantage after they were held to a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou at the first leg.
And with away goals no longer counting for anything, Barca are somewhat up against it this week. But if Aubameyang can produce a similar display this week to the one he did in Valencia, the Spanish giants should have no issues progressing.
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