Barcelona hoped that they would be able to bring back Neymar, who stated on several occasions that he would like to play at the Camp Nou again, but still signed an extension of cooperation with Paris Saint-Germain until 2025, so now the Catalans have to turn to other players in attack.
The first target is Erling Haaland. Barça knows that the race for the young Norwegian will not be easy at all, not because there are no 130,000,000 euros in the club's coffers that would satisfy Borussia, because money is always found when it comes to buying an extraordinary player.
The main reason is there are (too) many competitors. If they do not succeed, the Catalans will, according to Sport, start implementing Plan B and they will try to sign Lautaro Martinez, who has changed agents in the meantime, but Barça is still at the top of his wish list.
They know at the Camp Nou that the Argentine would still like to come, especially if Lionel Messi renews his contract, however, learned not only from Neymar's example, they are aware that nothing is over until he signs a new contract, so they have another option in reserve - Harry Kane.
Kane wants to go to Barcelona
Allegedly, the representatives of the fantastic Englishman have already talked to the people from Barcelona, and it seems he would rather go to Barcelona than Manchester United. However, there is no consensus in the Catalan club about Kane's engagement.
No one disputes his qualities, but the Catalans are afraid if Kane would adapt to Spain because history teaches that few Britons managed to be good as before in the Pyrenees. As a reminder, Barça has not looked at players with British passports more seriously for almost three decades, ie since the Scotsman Steve Archibald (1984-1987), the Welshman Mark Hughes (1986-1987) and the Englishman Gary Lineker (1986-1989), who stayed the longest.
After that they didn't look for British players until the arrival of the then-standard member of the younger representative categories of England, Marcus McGuane(2018-2020), who did not move away from the B team, so he returnued to England in early 2020 and now he plays for Oxford United.
Still, Barcelona doesn’t have too many options at the moment, as most of the world-class strikers are in their serious years. For now, there are three names that most European clubs want, and they are: Erling Haaland, Lautaro Martinez and Harry Kane. Whether Barcelona will be able to sign at least one of these three, we will find out in the summer.