La Liga giants in the battle to sign 19-year-old Man United transfer target

Blaugrana are set to fight Real Madrid and Man United for the signature of goalscoring sensation Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg. Norway international scored 26 goals in 18 matches this campaign, so it’s only natural that he’s attracting interest.

He’s also started to show he can do it in the UCL, so it’s no surprise to hear the report values him at nearly €100m. They do on the go to suggest that the Catalan club might not be willing to spend that much money on a new centre-forward, so Lautaro Martinez is also being eyed as an alternative.

Replacing Luis Suarez will need to be done delicately by Barcelona to avoid any backlash from the footballers. It’s well known that he has a close bond with Lionel Messi, so they can’t afford to upset their star footballer by moving his friend on too quickly.

Uruguay international, in particular, is starting to have issues with a loss of form and injuries, so it’s only natural that Blaugrana are starting to look at other options as possible replacements. They want to remain loyal to their great footballers, but they can’t afford to let things get stale and suffer when players can’t perform anymore.

It’s not to say that Luis is done at the top level either, but it makes sense to get his back-up in now and let them settle in. If that fails, they could also turn to their £100m+ Summer addition in Antoine Griezmann and play him in his favoured central spot.