Erling Haaland’s arrival to Manchester City deemed a priority
Manchester City have struggled in front of goal this season and with injury keeping their talisman, Sergio Aguero sidelined for many games, manager Pep Guardiola struggled to play a natural number nine. England winger, Raheem Sterling, was played as a number nine when both Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were struggling to keep themselves fit. The Argentine forward is a club legend and an iconic figure at the Etihad but his City career might be on the verge of ending.
Manchester City have been monitoring Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez as a possible replacement for their all-time top scorer. However, according to reports by Goal, former City winger, Scott Sinclair believes the Sky Blues should make Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland a priority signing to replace their star forward. The Norway international is the current joint top scorer in UEFA Champions League with 6 goals and has a release clause of 75 million pounds.
Haaland is touted as a generational talent by the journalists and fans all around the world. Most top European clubs including Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United are linked with the forward. The Los Blancos have identified the 20-year-old as a possible replacement for veteran Karim Benzema. Liverpool are also after a goal scorer next season and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to reunite with his former player.
The Dortmund forward will have a huge decision to make next summer as almost every team in Europe wants his signature. Boss Guardiola might get a great goal scorer and the player will improve his overall gameplay under the Spaniard. Pep has worked with top-class players like Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Xavi, Arjen Robben in the past and has developed the likes of Sergio Busquets and Pedro Rodriguez.
The Spanish coach will be hoping to bring Champions League glory to Etihad, the trophy he has not won since 2011.
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