Barcelona are going to make Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes their No 1 transfer priority if they fail to sign Erling Haaland in the summer.
The playmaker has struggled to get amongst the goals this season following a stellar 2020/21 campaign.
Fernandes was expected to make great strides this season after the arrival of national teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although it initially looked like a perfect match, things have gone downhill pretty soon for the Portuguese international.
He has only managed 5 goals in 18 games and has failed to achieve his creative best.
Barcelona are now lining up amove for him in the summer.
The Nou Camp outfit are interested in signing Erling Haaland in the summer but will make the Man United star their No 1 priority if they fail to land the Borussia Dortmund ace.
The Spanish club may have financial problems but have already secured a deal for Ferran Torres and could be expected to make more.
It is also claimed that Fernandes could be tempted by an exit if things at Old Trafford do not improve.
The 27-year-old has arguably been the most influential player at the club since his arrival two years ago.
To put his contributions into perspective, the midfielder has scored 45 goals and provided 34 assists in 104 games for the club.These are strong numbers for any player that is not primarily a part of the attacking frontline.
Additionally, he has often taken the game by the scruff of the neck and produced incredible individual results to drive us to victory.
His work rate is also admirable, especially considering the number of games he plays season-after-season.