Ex-footballer Jan Aage Fjortoft has shared a detailed snippet of what took Real Madrid and Manchester City past Barcelona in pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Speaking to ESPN, the expert columnist explained that those in Haaland’s camp are working on very minute details, and his departure from the Bundesliga will only be based on facts and not emotions.
“I have the feeling that Real Madrid will be ahead of Barcelona. And in Manchester City there is already a free place as they say in Formula 1. he told ESPN.
“What I know about this process is that it comes down to small details and ultimately Erling will have to make a decision,” he added. he added.
Barcelona’s pursuit to land Erling Haaland is public information. Reports even claimed that the club’s director Xavi along with sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff met Haaland in Munich earlier this week but in Fjortoft’s words, the meeting didn’t yield a positive outcome.
“As we approach the end of this negotiation, there are only two clubs left and that is Real Madrid and Manchester City. This Barcelona thing, I don’t know if there will be a spin at the end, but right now, I think it’s because of these two clubs. he explained.
Although it has been repeated that Haaland is looking for a project above financial ascendancy, the latter will in fact have its fair share of impact, and when this factor comes into play, Barcelona will not be able to really compete with Madrid and Man City. .
On top of that, as Guardiola mentioned, Manchester City will explore the market to sign a new striker this summer, and it goes without saying that the Dortmund striker will be top of the list.
“The club needs a top striker and we will try this summer” says Guardiola.
The recent developments are a blow for Barcelona as they have already lost Dusan Vlahovic to Juventus and are now running out of options.
Everything depends on what the attacker decides!