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Xavi has reacted to Erling Haaland’s confirmed transfer to Manchester City amid Barcelona’s interest in the attacker.
The Catalan giants were among the clubs interested in the Norwegia international’s services. However, the forward ended up joining the Citizens and will play in the Premier League next season.
Xavi now claims his side couldn’t compete with the rival clubs for the player’s signature due to financial problems.
“We couldn’t compete financially. It was IMPOSSIBLE at this moment to compete with those numbers. Nothing else to be said, I wish him all the best,” Barcelona boss said, via Barca Times.
After Haaland’s transfer City are planning to bring a new midfielder during the summer transfer window as a replacement for Fernandinho.