Although Erling Braut Haaland is only 21 years old, he is already considered one of the best footballers in the world.
The Borussia Dortmund star is blessed with an impressive physical frame and a deadly finish from various angles. Put simply, he represents the perfect center forward in the modern game.
The Norwegian is a wanted man, with almost all major European clubs vying for his signature. Unfortunately for Juventus, their current financial troubles will prevent them from taking part in the prestigious race.
However, the Bianconeri apparently had the chance to lock the youngster back in when his transfer value was significantly cheaper.
Giuseppe Marotta was General Manager of Bianconeri from 2010 to 2018 and admitted that it is still a great personal regret to miss Haaland.
“I regret it very much, the last one is Haaland, who could have moved to Juventus for 2-3 million euros. In such cases, if they tell you he is a talent to sign, you must have the strength to be on your budget. This is where financial creativity comes into play in performing the operation, ”said Marotta The Gazzetta dello Sport during the Dello Sport Festival in Trento, translated by Soccer Italy.
“Haaland is now one of the best strikers in Europe. Can he come to Italy now? Absolutely not, there is a huge gap with the Premier League or La Liga, we are a transition league, not the ultimate goal.
Marotta currently serves as Inter’s CEO and announced that he attempted to reunite with Paulo Dybala in Milan in 2019 while offering the services of Mauro Icardi to Juventus.
“I could have signed him at Inter, but he’s sure to sign” [a contract extension] now at Juventus. I think he’s in the best shape to represent Juventus’ present and future.
“I could have signed him when there were rumors of a swap deal with Icardi.”