FC Barcelona vice president Rafa Yuste has spoken of the club’s chances of signing Borussia Dortmund’s goal machine, Erling Haaland, and admits that he does not see the Catalans hiring the forward now due to their financial problems.
Haaland is one of Europe’s most popular properties after scoring 68 goals in 67 appearances for Dortmund, and a host of major clubs are expected to try to push him away from the Bundesliga in the summer of 2022.
Barcelona is one of the many clubs that have linked up with Haaland, but Yuste said the Catalans should get their finances in order before trying to bring in top stars in an interview with Fernando Polo and Roger Torelló on Mundo Deportivo.
“I do not see the signing of Haaland now. Between now and next year we will see what the situation is and what we can count on for the signings, “he explained,” first you have to put the partitions in a house that we have found in ruins, so let’s focus first on fortifying it. First feed the house and then we will see what we can do, without losing sight of the fact that we always want to have the best and Haaland is one of the best in the world ”.
Haaland has a buyout clause that drops to just € 75 million in the summer of 2022 and is also wanted by Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, according to Marca.
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Will Barcelona make signings in January?
Yuste also called for caution regarding the January signings despite CEO Ferran Reverter revealing that Barcelona have € 20m to spend in the winter transfer window if necessary.
The Barcelona vice president believes that Barça must be careful, especially with key players such as Ousmane Dembélé and Sergio Agüero, who will reinforce the team in the coming weeks when they return from injury.
“I prefer to be governed by the principle of prudence. We come from a situation of great economic crisis, therefore, prudence ”, he added. “I buy the positive message from Ferran Reverter because it means that we are beginning to see the light a bit when it comes to reversing the situation, but I think that with the squad we have, once everyone has recovered, we can compete with guarantees. With this I do not mean that the final objective of Barça is not to have the best, which I would like to do, but not now ”.
Ansu, Pedri and Dembélé contract updates
Yuste also confirmed that he is hopeful that Barça can announce new contracts for Pedri and Ansu Fati “soon” and also offered an update on Dembélé’s future at Camp Nou.
The Frenchman’s contract expires in the summer of 2022, but Yuste said the club is working on an extension for the 22-year-old, who will be able to negotiate with other clubs from January 1 if he does not sign a new contract with Barça. before.
Dembélé has not played for Barça this season after undergoing surgery in June for an injury he sustained at Euro 2020 while playing for France. The forward is expected to be ready to return after the current international break.
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