Erling Haaland’s transfer saga seems to be turning into one of those Summer soap operas. Manchester City’s interest in the Dortmund striker isn’t a surprise if you are an English football follower.
Haaland, 21, has been a lethal finisher in front of the goal ever since arriving at the Signal Iduna Park scoring a mammoth 121 goals in 171 appearances across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.
City’s incentive for signing a marquee striker
Manchester City, despite being head and shoulders above the rest for lion’s share of the ongoing season of the Premier League have struggled at times to get past the line.
Hence, a marquee striker’s signing remains to be at the summit of their priority list ahead of the coming transfer window.
Pep Guardiola himself believes that his high-flying Manchester City side would have been ‘even better’ this season with an established striker at their disposal, as per the report.
Apart from their desire to rope in a clinical finisher, the officials at the Etihad are ‘more than determined’ to sign Haaland, after failing to land Harry Kane last season.
The race for Haaland
However, the race to sign Borussia Dortmund talisman is set to be ‘stiff’ with Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, and Barcelona battling City for the Norweigan star, further adds the source.
After reports emerged about Haaland’s potential move to La-Liga with the Norwegian star setting his sight on Spanish soil, the chance of Manchester City making it through the cut became slimmer.
Manchester City’s cutting edge
Nevertheless, Haaland’s aspirations of leading a winning project and playing Championship football would be assured by Guardiola’s side on any given day.
Thus, Manchester City would be the potential destination for the Bundesliga striker, if he does opt out of a Spanish switch. Real Madrid are considered to be the front runners for Haaland despite being linked to Paris Saint Germain Star Kylian Mbappe.
Manchester City will certainly fancy their chances with the financial muscle under their sleeve. Haaland’s father insisting him on joining the reigning PL champions does help their cause.
Regardless, this saga is tipped to be one for the ages with more ebbs and flows around the corner.
So, where do you find Haaland at the end of this summer?