Manchester City target Erling Haaland has fallen on the radar of Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, reports L’Equipe (h/t Inside Futbol)
Erling Haaland, 21, is one of the most sought-after players in world football following his goal-scoring exploits with Borussia Dortmund. Despite an injury-hit campaign, he has netted 23 goals in 20 games for the German outfit across all competitions.
The Norwegian international has been the subject of interest from a host of elite European clubs, and for all the right reasons, particularly with the striker set to be available for €75 million this summer due to a new release clause in his contract.
Manchester City are among the clubs interested in signing Haaland but could face intense competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
PSG are the latest entrant in the race for the 21-year-old goal-machine, with the Ligue 1 club viewing him as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who is expected to join Real Madrid in the summer, claims L’Equipe (h/t Inside Futbol)
Mbappe is out of contract at the end of the season and has rejected new contract proposals from PSG. The Ligue 1 heavyweights desperately want the Frenchman to pen fresh terms but the forward seems to have already made his mind over his next destination.
PSG’s recent entry in the chase for Haaland’s signature could complicate things for Manchester City. The Sky Blues once again showed their efficiency while operating in the transfer market as they snapped up highly-rated Julian Alvarez from River Plate in January before loaning him back to the Argentinean club for the remainder of the season.
Having failed to land Harry Kane last summer, Pep Guardiola now wants Haaland to be the ideal successor of Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium.
Amidst links with top European clubs, Haaland has a huge decision to make as far as his next destination is concerned.
And Dortmund want the Norwegian to make his mind soon, as the German club put together plans to replace him at the end of the season, the report concludes. (h/t Inside Futbol)