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23rd Feb 2020

Is Erling Braut Haaland the best striker in Europe right now?

Wayne Farry

Is Spain’s emergency signing rule fair?

On the latest episode of Football Trending, Reuben Pinder steps into the host seat, replacing Rocket Long on a temporary loan.

He’s joined by Wayne Farry and Kyle Picknell, who start off discussing the news that Barcelona have been given permission to make an emergency signing in the form of Martin Braithwaite.

The panel question why the Catalan side – with all their riches and a world class academy – have been permitted to sign a player so far outside the transfer window.

After his stunning performance against PSG, we talk about Borussia Dortmund wonder kid Erling Braut Haaland, for whom football just looks easy. How good is he right now? And how good can he get?

Also up for discussion was Liverpool’s defeat to Atletico Madrid and we ask: have Diego Simeone’s found the blueprint to beat Jurgen Klopp’s side. The answer? Probably not.

Finally, we discuss Manchester City’s ban from the Champions League and ask whether, if their appeal against it is rejected, Kevin de Bruyne should move elsewhere.