Man City may be able to exact the sweetest retaliation against Manchester United following Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer denial.
Cristiano Ronaldo was signed by Manchester United ahead of close rivals Manchester City.
After being spurned by Cristiano Ronaldo this week, Manchester City will be anxious to avenge their arch rivals Manchester United next summer.
Before his previous team swooped in and signed the forward from Juventus, the Portuguese star appeared to be on his way to Pep Guardiola’s side.
Because of Ronaldo’s omission, the Premier League winners are still without a straight replacement for Sergio Aguero, who left for Barcelona in June.
City had been linked with a summer transfer for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, but the 28-year-old announced his decision to stay at Spurs last week.
Gabriel Jesus is the club’s lone recognized striker, with Ferran Torres playing in a more advanced role in City’s first three Premier League games.
If Guardiola’s team can sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland before their rivals, they will have the sweetest revenge on them.
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Some of the greatest names in global football have expressed interest in the Norwegian forward, but the 21-year-old will remain at Dortmund this summer.
Haaland, on the other hand, is expected to leave the club next summer when his £64 million release clause kicks in.
All of Europe’s major teams will be sniffing around for the youngster, but the two Manchester clubs will believe they are in an excellent position to snare the forward from the hands of the others.
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City have now made it a priority to recruit Haaland to the Etihad Stadium next summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
According to the report, City could be in pole position to sign Haaland, as their opponents will either lack the requisite finances or lack the desire to bring the forward to their club.
Last season, Haaland scored 41 goals in 41 appearances for Dortmund. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”