Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes ‘will be Barcelona’s main target if they fail to land Erling Haaland in the summer’ as the race for the Borussia Dortmund striker heats up
- Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is Barcelona’s main target this summer
- If they can’t land him, their attention will go to Man United’s Bruno Fernandes
- The 27-year-old has struggled for form this season and may be on his way to the exit
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is reported to be Barcelona’s main target if they don’t sign Erling Haaland in the summer.
Since scoring a hat-trick against Leeds on the opening day of the season, Fernandes has struggled with his form – scoring just twice in 16 games.
The 27-year-old was demoted to the bench in Monday’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves and there are now talks of a possible end-of-season exit.
Bruno Fernandes could go to the exit at the end of the season if we are to believe the reports
Borussia Dortmund’s Haaland is at the top of Barcelona’s transfer targets, according to El Nacional. The 21-year-old Norwegian has a £64million escape clause in his current deal which comes into effect in the summer.
Earlier this week, club president Joan Laporta claimed: “Everyone in the world should prepare as we are back as big players in the market. Barca is back.’
If they can’t land the Norwegian, their attention will turn to Fernandes, who has been doing well in the Premier League since joining United in January 2020.
Borussia Dortmind striker Erling Haaland is Barcelona’s main transfer target this summer
The Portugal international has been United’s star for the past two years, with 45 goals and 34 assists in just 105 games.
But his form has fallen dramatically since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring just five Premier League goals in 18 appearances.
Despite their financial difficulties, Barca have managed to sign Ferran Torres from Manchester City for £55million.
But they won’t be able to register him until they’ve reduced their payroll in accordance with LaLiga’s financial fair play rules.