Real Madrid Transfers: Barcelona’s most washed player gives Erling Haaland sleazy ‘advice’

Dortmund, Erling Haaland (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Dortmund, Erling Haaland (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) /

By looking at the title, you could’ve already got an idea of who’s the player that is so desperate to advise Real Madrid‘s transfer target, Erling Haaland. Yes, you were right and it is their defender Gerard Pique, who’s at it again. Pique is known more for his Twitter activity these days, as he’s nearing the end of his career. This time he’s in the news for something different though.

In a Twitch stream with Ibai Llanos, he was asked by a fan about what he would do if he was Erling Haaland.

And Pique didn’t miss out on an opportunity to give ‘advice’ to Haaland, saying “If I were Haaland and I wanted to win the Ballon d’Or, I wouldn’t go to the same team as Mbappe.”

It is an open secret that Erling Haaland might leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, and Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two main clubs looking to sign the Norwegian.

Both the clubs might fight it out for Haaland, and that fight may involve a lot of tactics. Pique’s advice might look like a fair one, but it is just one of those ‘tactics’.

Barcelona, Gerard Pique (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)
Barcelona, Gerard Pique (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images) /

It is not advice, but a statement made out of fear

Real Madrid has always been in a better position to sign Haaland, and they will also sign Mbappe this summer. Barcelona has been struggling financially, and it is unsure if they will be able to afford Haaland. A lot of reports have suggested that Haaland prefers Real Madrid, and Barcelona know that Real Madrid will become unbeatable if they sign Haaland. It is this fear, that has made Gerard Pique say these words. It is not advice, but just another sleazy advice. It is a tactic to convey that Barcelona can make Haaland win the Ballon d’Or.

A top player might want to win a Ballon D’or someday or the other in his life. But before that, they want to win trophies, for which they have to move to top clubs that can give him a winning team, and not a Europa league playing club. Maybe Pique has forgotten the basic thing that you need to win trophies if you want to win the Ballon d’Or.

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By saying that Haaland shouldn’t go to a club with Kylian Mbappe, it is just a form of disrespect to the Norwegian striker. Haaland’s chances of winning individual awards depend on his performances, and not his teammates. If he can be the best, then why wouldn’t he win the Ballon d’Or? Instead, this advice sounds like a warning that Haaland might have to live in Mbappe’s shadow, and he may not be better than Mbappe.