Barça’s Haaland dreams
Wherever Erling Haaland’s path leads next summer, there will be tough poker for the 21-year-old star striker from Borussia Dortmund. “The Haaland auction” calls the ‘Mundo Deportivo’ the hustle and bustle to be expected and reports that even the clammy FC Barcelona still sees its chance. The calculation: Salary costs reduced by almost 40 percent as well as an economical transfer winter should move Haaland’s rumored redemption of a good 75 million euros into the realm of feasibility. How Barça wants to pay the mandatory commissions and premiums, the journal does not know how to discuss.
Two clubs, two dream destinations
The Catalan savings plan apparently also means that the Blaugrana are increasingly looking for transfer targets that are free of charge. Two of them: midfielder Franck Kessié (24) from AC Milan and DFB defender Antonio Rüdiger (28) from FC Chelsea – both with contracts that expire next summer. However, free transfer players in this category are not only interesting for Barça. Since Kessié and Rüdiger are also in the sights of arch-rivals Real Madrid, the headlines ‘as’ with the “Clásico for free”.
From city to city?
Pep Guardiola’s contract with Manchester City is still just under two years old, and then, as he suggested in the summer, the Catalan could give up after seven years. He could succeed him, according to the ‘Daily Mail’ Premier League colleague Brendan Rodgers, who has been doing a good job at Leicester City for years. The Northern Irish did “Supporters in Etihad” and would also dump Newcastle United’s new super-rich for a job at Skyblues.