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Barcelona priortising Erling Haaland over Lionel Messi?

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi is a modern-day football great who has been playing for Barcelona for long enough. However,  it could all end for him at Camp Nou following the conclusion of this season. Meanwhile, Norwegian wonderkid Erling Haaland is in the ranks.

Barcelona priortising Erling Haaland over Lionel Messi?-ayh
London, First Published May 15, 2021, 2:44 PM IST

Lionel Messi is an Argentine football superstar, and being a modern-day football great, he hardly needs any introduction. He is undoubtedly a legend who has been playing for Barcelona ever since.

Nonetheless, it could all come to an end following the current 2020-21 La Liga season. Barca's lack of regular success in the past two seasons, followed by horrendous European campaigns of late, has forced Messi to consider other options and challenges.

Messi's current contract comes to an end this summer, while negotiations for the same are on with Barca. However, Messi is also considering a move to either Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain.

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Barcelona priortising Erling Haaland over Lionel Messi?-ayh

Notably, the Catalan has financial issues, which could force it to offer a low-pay contract over a more extended period to compensate Messi for it. However, that is not the only option Barca is considering.

According to The Sun, the club is also eyeing to land in Norwegian wonderkid Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund on priority, which could force the Catalan to do away with the Argentine. Although Messi won't mind leaving Camp Nou considering the current situation, it was earlier reported that the Argentine was willing to take a pay cut to help the club land Haaland.

Also, it was reported earlier that Barca was preparing a mega-contract that would bind Messi to the club for life. However, it could mean taking the pay cut, as the Catalan does not have enough funds to afford Messi (in his current wages) and Haaland at the same time, while it prioritises the latter, who has been sensational of late.

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