Manchester City have reportedly decided to go all out to try to convince Erling Haaland to join Cityzens in the Premier League.
“We won’t be recruiting a forward in January. This is the plan ”. This is what Pep Guardiola recently declared at a press conference, while the winter transfer window will open its doors on January 1. In particular because Manchester City is still orphan of Sergio Agüero, gone to FC Barcelona (before retiring for cardiac reasons) and that the name of Erling Haaland (21 years old) is part of the little papers of the Mancunian leaders.
At the end of the contract in June 2024 with Borussia Dortmund, the Norwegian international (15 caps, 12 goals) is stirring up the greed of the biggest teams in the world of football (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG). “Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City: these are the big clubs he can go to”, confided his agent, Mino Raiola, not long ago.
City determined to buy Haaland next summer
But now, while the current leader of the Premier League was rather considered as an outsider staying on the lookout on this hot issue, our colleagues from Sport explain this Saturday, on Christmas Day, that Manchester City has changed position for the star of the BvB. According to the Catalan daily, the Sky Blues have decided to do everything possible to attract Haaland in their nets next summer. The need to find a worthy successor to Kun Agüero, best director in the history of the Mancunian club, would have notably motivated this change of course within City’s sports management.
The contacts between the player’s clan and the formation of His Majesty’s Kingdom would have already been well established, even if the total amount of what such an operation could represent (commissions and salary, not counting the transfer allowance) would cause some mistrust among the Cityzens. But Man City seem to have become one of the favorites in the fierce fight to sign Erling Haaland.