Manchester City have been trying to sign a marquee, and an established ever since club legend and record goal-scorer Sergio Aguero decided to leave the club on a Bosman this past summer.
City have been linked with Haaland and are tipped to go all-out for the Norweigan talent next summer with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid also said to be in the mix for the 21-year-old.
While Manchester City’s interest in Haaland is almost known at this stage, a report from Nizaar Kinsella from Goal suggests City are also following the progress of Queens Park Rangers’ Sinclair Armstrong.
The 18-year-old striker has been impressive for QPR’s under-23 side and has attracted attention from numerous European clubs, as per the Kinsella.
The likes of Southampton, Brentford, Celtic, and Hoffenheim are said to be interested in signing the prospect. The idea at City, as per the source, is to sign him and send him on loan for further development or to one of City’s sister clubs to ensure world-class coaching.
Armstrong could prefer a move to Brentford and Southampton as he would be guaranteed more minutes over there, as compared to City, should he decide to come to the Eithad.
The source further adds that Armstrong has been on the radar of several European clubs since his professional debut with Shamrock Rovers in 2017.
City are said to be leading the race to sign the young striker but it remains to be seen what the player decides and if City do decide to act on their interest.
Liam Delap has proved that he is a star in the making but his injury-prone career thus far has let him and City down in crunch situations. Armstrong could prove to be a suitable backup for Delap but would struggle for minutes. With that said, it is not a bad idea to sign the 18-year-old and send him on loan for further development.