Ronald Koeman in front of the Raise


The day Koeman was able to sign Haaland... and he ruled him out!

Published:5/06/2021 - 16:58h

Updated:5/06/2021 - 16:59h

Ronald Koeman had the opportunity to include Erling Haaland in his ranks, at Everton, for four million euros. The Dutchman ruled it out

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The football is full of incomprehensible histories in the actuality and that, maybe, had some explanation in the moment that developed . To Erling Haaland half Europe wants it, the FC Barcelona especially. It has turned into a true star and all the focuses are on him by his tactical quality, speed and coolness to annotate goals. It is one 'jewel' of the present and the big promise of the European football.

The fact that now it was pretended by the 'big' of the old continent does not remove that the Norwegian have been refused, in several opportunities, when it was younger. For the moment in which it played in the Byrne of the second Norwegian division, the reality is that nadie imagined the potential that had and his figure, of some way, happened unobserved.

In that then, casually, Ronald Koeman turned into the trainer of the Everton and had the big opportunity to turn into it his player, by four millions, but finished refusing it. Like this it has confessed it Steve Walsh, the boss of observers of the 'toffees', the one who was one of the protagonists of the discoveries of footballers like N'Golo Kanté (fichado from the Fall, by 6 millions), Riyad Mahrez (by 600.000 of the Him Havre) or Jamie Vardy, of the Fleetwood Town.

The true was that in 2016 Koeman and Walsh found and was on the table the signing of the leading youngster, of 16 years in this moment. In an interview to 'The Athletic' in 2019, the observer of stars recognised that "had to Erling Haaland, the forward of the Salzburgo (was there in the moment of the interview), and to his father convinced with an agreement by 4 million euros", explained.

However, after being four days to proof, neither to Ronald Koeman or the rest of managerial members of the Everton agreed with his signing, by what left him leave. The rest, with what did in the Mould, RB Salzburg and now in the Dortmund, is history.

Haaland, a dream for the Barça

Five years after Koeman 'refused' to Haaland, the club that directs, the Barça, is extremely interested in doing with his signing, although it is a very complicated situation by all the requirements of the Borussia Dortmund and because, in reality, the German club will do all what was in his hands not to leave him leave.

However, although for the moment it seems a very far and impossible possibility, can not descartar a traspaso the next year, when the Norwegian forward could abandon the Signal Iduna Park by 75 million euros, thanks to a clásula that has to will allow him change of airs by a more accessible price of the that really costs.

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