Man City are the clear favourites in the Erling Haaland race, with Pep Guardiola ‘pushing hard’ for the signing.


Man City are the clear favourites to sign Erling Haaland, with Pep Guardiola ‘pushing hard’ for his signature.

This year, PEP GUARDIOLA wants to bolster his already fearsome attacking lineup.

Despite strong interest from a number of European heavyweights, Manchester City are in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer.

The Norwegian international could follow in his father Alf-Inge Haaland’s footsteps and be available for £64 million.

Haaland has only been in Germany since January 2020, but he represents a summer coup thanks to a buy-out clause in his contract that cooled Manchester United’s interest in RB Salzburg.

The 21-year-old’s bizarre goal-scoring habits in Austria added to the intrigue surrounding his move to Dortmund.

However, in 75 appearances for the Bundesliga giants, he has surpassed all expectations, scoring 76 goals and providing 17 assists.

Man City intends to sign a left-back, central midfielder, and striker, with the latter taking precedence, according to The Athletic.

The Premier League champions’ main target is Haaland, and Pep Guardiola will ‘push hard’ to sign him.

Man City intends to meet with the forward’s representatives in the coming months in an attempt to persuade him to join the club in east Manchester.

But, predictably, they’re up against some stiff competition in the race for his coveted signature.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are looking for a signing to put them back on the map in Europe, and the Citizens are up against stiff competition.

Real’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe, on the other hand, could stymie their Haaland ambitions, while Barcelona’s financial strength is questioned.

Bayern Munich are also interested in him and may see him as a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, while Paris Saint-Germain may line him up to replace Kylian Mbappe if he joins Real Madrid.

United, City’s main rival, is regarded as an outsider, not just because Haaland supports Leeds United, his hometown club.

Despite the fact that the Red Devils have had a long-standing interest in them, the sentiment does not appear to be neutral.

Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak and Fiorentina sensation Dusan Vlahovic are thought to be on Guardiola’s shortlist as alternatives.

Despite the fact that Harry Kane will turn 29 in July, City could rekindle their interest in him if Tottenham Hotspur demanded a more reasonable fee.

It’s going to be a big year for Manchester United, and not just on the pitch, with more significant investment in the playing staff expected.

Haaland is the Sergio Aguero replacement that City fans adore and rivals despise.


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