It is no secret that Barça have a plethora of reportson Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian ‘jewel‘ has been in Barça’s sightssince he played in the youth ranks at Bryne FK, withreports piling up following spells at Molde, RBSalzburg and Borussia Dortmund.
Everyone has revealed that he has the makings of astar and that his time in Europe will leave a mark onworld football.
All the monitoring has been extensive, as from avery young age his physique and goal-scoring abilityhas attracted the interest of the world’s top clubs.
There are several documentations that expose thatthe striker’s qualities would be difficult to fit in thestyle of play that Xavi Hernandez wants to impose.
With similarities to Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, scoutshave reportedly warned that he would be a ‘replica‘ of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s signing.
At Camp Nou, the centre-forward role has beenplayed by strikers with a completely different profileto the Dortmund number 9.
Players such as Luis Suárez, Alexis Sánchez, SamuelEto’o, Bojan Krkic, Patrick Kluivert and RonaldoNazario himself have all worn the Barcelona jerseyand represent a different style to anything thatHaaland is today at Dortmund.
Despite this, his proven quality and exponentialgrowth momentarily dispelled all doubts at the top ofthe club, to such an extent that they continued in the‘race‘ to acquire his services until his financialdemands became impossible to meet.
After his latest muscular injuries, several reportshave come to light that do not leave the prolificstriker in a ‘good position‘.
FC Barcelona scouts have looked into the personallife of the former Salzburg number ‘9‘, and have sentsome negative assessments to the sportingmanagement.
According to the newspaper ‘SPORT‘, they point outthat Haaland “Feels a special attraction for partyingand nightlife“, which highlights certain behavioursthat are far from what a professional of his levelshould have.
It must be taken into account that he is 21 years old, although his continuous muscle damage in recentmonths does not help the image of a footballerwhose signing is valued at more than 300 millioneuros.