If one has to name a big team that is suffering from the huge forward crisis that it has to be Barcelona. The Spanish giants are constantly failing to achieve something in quite a time. The team that used to the best team in the world even just a number of years ago are struggling really badly nowadays.
One of their biggest issues has been their forward line. Lionel Messi has been the only consistent player in the squad, but he is edging closer to his 34th birthday. Antoine Griezmann is scoring goals but he is not as consistent as he was at Atletico Madrid. Ousmane Dembele is pretty inconsistent too and Martin Braithwaite has been terribly out of form. Young talents like Ansu Fati and Pedri are still too young to make a huge impact.
Barcelona To Offload Three Players To Land Erling Haaland?
Barcelona is in serious need of a complete striker. With the fans want the club to sign The Norwegian starlet Erling Haaland it would be a dream move for both the player and the club.
But landing Haaland would not be an easy deal for Barca. There are many big clubs that are badly trying to get the final signature of the Borussia Dortmund striker, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Liverpool to name a few. With a misbalanced financial condition, it will not be easy to sign one of the hottest strikers in the world right now.
But rumors are floating around that Barcelona may sell three players to sign Haaland. One of them being the striker we named earlier in this story; Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman has not really been that bad for the Spanish side if one looks at his stats, but it certainly does not justify his huge price tag of €120 million. It is rumored that Barca may offer Griezmaan plus cash for Haaland.
There are two more names that Barca might sell to make some cash. One of them would be Philippe Coutinho. The former Liverpool man could never see the success at the Spanish club and Barcelona is desperate to offload the Brazilian by the next transfer window. It is said that Barca has labeled a €35m transfer fee for Coutinho.
Another player that may make his way out would be Samuel Umtiti. The twenty-seven-year-old Frenchman has not been a regular player for the Spanish side for the last three seasons. And it is rumored that Liverpool is looking forward to signing Umtiti as a potential alternative to Joe Gomez. Umtiti can play very good football but it does not seem like he has any future at Barcelona.
Moreover, Barcelona is desperate to sign Erling Haaland as it seems and the Norwegian can actually solve a lot of problems for the Spanish giants.