Barcelona are set to host their presidential elections soon and candidates such as Victor Font, Joan Laporta, and Rousaud are all deemed as potential forerunners in the race to take over the office. All the prospective candidates have huge promises right from rebuilding the club to making Galactico signings.
Having said that, a report from TodoFichajes states that Rousaud has promised the signing of Erling Braut Haaland if he is to be elected as the next president of Barcelona. The Norwegian has been on the radar of many top clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United.
However, Rousaud promises to have the upper hand due to his ties with Mino Raiola. He is the agent for Haaland and the Italian businessman has a huge influence when it comes to deciding the striker’s future.
Barcelona currently lack a proper number nine after the departure of Luis Suarez. Antoine Griezmann has been played through the centre but it has been of no use so far. Martin Braithwaite has performed admirably on a few occasions, however, the Catalans require a stable reliant goalscorer.
Who else but Haaland to fill in the shoes of Suarez? Like the former Liverpool striker, Haaland is two-footed, strong in the air, explosive, and is physically stronger than most centre-forwards out there.
However, there is a catch in the bid to sign Haaland. Barcelona currently face an economic crisis which means that the club will have to offload a player or two before they could sign Haaland. Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele or Antoine Griezmann, any of the three forwards could face the axe to make way for the Dortmund ace.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are also seriously interested in signing the 20-year-old striker since Kylian Mbappe seems to be moving further away from the Santiago Bernabeu. Who do you think will get their hands on Haaland first?