Manchester City’s top priority Erling Haaland has been a lethal finisher in front of the goal ever since arriving at the Signal Iduna Park scoring 121 goals in 171 appearances across competitions for Borussia Dortmund.
The Norweigan striker could well be the perfect ‘Aguero replacement’ at Manchester City, for Pep Guardiola.
However, amid speculations that the BVB striker is believed to prefer a move to Spain raising doubts over his future in England. Real Madrid and Barcelona are tipped to be in a potentially sensational transfer race for the Schwarz Gelben striker in the upcoming summer window.
With that said, have a look at our handpicked strikers who Manchester City could target in the near future as a perfect alternative for Erling Haaland.
So, Let’s begin.
1) PAULO DYBALA
The Argentinian forward has been tremendous for both his club and Country, posing a constant threat to the opposition goal. Dybala has won five leagues and four Coppa Italians ever since joining Juventus in 2015. The 28-year-old is known for his dribble, vision, passing, and burying the ball at the back of the opposition net, making him an automatic pick for any XI.
The former Palermo man has racked up an impressive tally of 112 goals and 39 assists in 283 appearances, currently ranked eleventh among the all-time highest goal scorers list of the Bianconeri. The Argentine international has been the solitary spark for the Turin giants in a lackluster 2021-22 Serie A campaign scoring 7 goals and 3 assists in 17 league fixtures.
The 28-year-old though has become injury-prone off-late and the Turin giants are no longer happy to give him what he needs to keep him. He has options ahead of him for the upcoming summer window where he could potentially leave Turin on a Bosman.
Paulo Dybala would be a valuable addition to Manchester City ranks with what he brings to the table for Guardiola. The Cityzens certainly have the financial muscle to offer him the contract which Juventus refused to offer.
The defending champions certainly have the edge in landing the 28-year-old who is looking for a new home in the upcoming summer. There are already reports circulating that Manchester City have made contact with the Argentine regarding a pre-agreement to arrive at the Etihad with an annual salary of €10 million to be offered.
Dybala certainly isn’t a butcher like Haaland but has a surgeon’s precision under his sleeves and can be as effective as the latter in front of the goal.