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Premier League striker on Barcelona radar as Haaland alternative



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Recently, a report from Sport claims that Barcelona are considering Tottenham striker Harry Kane as an alternative signing to Erling Haaland. While several reports and images have shown Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola in Barcelona to meet club president Joan Laporta, it seems that the Catalan club are readying up an alternate transfer option, in case the financial details of a transfer for the Norwegian striker do not work out.

Reportedly, the club have an utmost priority to sign a world-class striker to complete Ronald Koeman’s project at Barcelona, with several options such as Haaland, Martinez, and Aguero being floated around in the news. However, the rumours now have a new entrant, with a transfer for Kane into the Blaugrana reportedly being a new option.

It is believed that the English striker wishes to ply his trade elsewhere come summer 2021. Subsequently, Barça wish to as much information as possible before coming to a decision. Tottenham are reportedly willing to let go of the striker so long as he is not sold to a direct rival in the Premier League.

Kane has been very secretive about his future and wishes to only speak out about it at the end of the season. Nonetheless, the Catalan club are ready to do their due diligence regarding his transfer to the club in case the signing of Haaland falls apart. While the Norwegian remains a top priority for the club, Laporta and his technical secretary are considering several other options in order to guarantee that there is no void in the number nine spot before the start of the next season. They are also trying to ensure that such a void is filled by a quality goalscorer.

With several options laid out on the table, only time can tell which striker Laporta and Koeman agree to bring into the club. Whoever it ends up being, the fans can only hope that Barça manage to sign a young and promising goalscorer, a striker who can guarantee a consistent goal outlet. In this regard, Erling Haaland may be the best option for the club, but the financial aspects of such a deal make it a near-impossible feat to pull off.

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