Barca missed the opportunity to buy prodigy Erling Haaland to borrow an old general in the transfer period in January 2019.
Barca had a great opportunity to buy Erling Haaland prodigy, but it was extremely regrettable. Share on Mundo Deportivo, former Barca director Javier Bordas revealed that he once suggested Barca to buy Haaland from RB Salzburg in January 2019.
But in the end, the Catalan club refused to sign the 18-year-old Norwegian striker because of a dead old general, Kevin-Prince Boateng. It will not be worth discussing if Boateng plays successfully and proves that Barca is right when he borrows him from Sassuolo.
But Boateng failed miserably and only made four appearances in half of the season. Then the Ghanaian left Sassuolo to switch to Fiorentina and was on loan at Besiktas, before going to Serie B club Monza.
Apparently, Boateng is just an outdated senior compared to the thriving prodigy Haaland. But Barca misses a gem because of misjudging.
Bordas revealed: “Barca’s leadership refused to buy Haaland because they told me it was not a player for Barca. I understand that Chairman Bartomeu has ignored the advice of the technical team, but the truth is that Haaland may have joined the club and at that time you will not know how he can contribute to Barca ” .
The wrong decision of Chairman Bartomeu has cost Barca heavily. Now, Haaland has become one of the best strikers in the world and Barca is not sure to buy a lot of money.
The Uruguayan Football Federation has confirmed that the Atletico Madrid striker tested positive for Covid-19 and was not present in the match against Barcelona on Saturday.
Suarez received this information right before Uruguay’s match against Brazil in the 2022 World Cup qualifier in South America.
In addition to Suarez, goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz (Cerro Porteno) also tested positive in tests carried out on Monday. The Uruguay Football Federation on Saturday announced last week that Matias Vina (Palmeiras) had been infected with Covid-19.
In fact, all of the Uruguayan team players trained normally during the last training session before facing Brazil. Even some players have close contact at a barbecue and then know the new test results mentioned above.
Now, Atletico’s concern is that apart from Suarez midfielder Torreira could be infected with follow-up checks, as it is often seen the midfielder’s side of Suarez since focus.
As a rule, Suarez must be quarantined for the next few days and will miss out on matches against Barcelona, Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League and a suspicion against Valencia. It was a significant loss for Atletico Madrid in the upcoming great battle when Suarez was the top threat to the old team.