Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to talk about the prospect of bringing Erling Haaland to the Etihad Stadium. Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland has a release clause of £63 million in his contract.
A number of top teams have shown interest in Erling Haaland. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were linked with the Norwegian.
Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United are also reportedly interested in the 21-year-old striker. Apart from that, Manchester City have also been linked with Haaland.
However, when asked about the continuation of Manchester City regarding the deal to bring in Haaland, Guardiola did not have an answer to this.
“I do not have an answer to your question,” said the Spanish tactician as reported by Reuters. “I’m not worried about what will happen at this club next season.”
“We played with good strikers and for many years I never spoke about transfers, especially when we played for this season,” Guardiola added.
At the same time, Guardiola has also spoken repeatedly that he wanted Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur last summer. However, he failed to get the England striker.
The fact that the 28-year-old still has two years left on his contract with Tottenham. And financially, signing Haaland now makes more sense.
Haaland has managed to improve his reputation this season with 25 goals in 26 appearances for Dortmund. This includes the two goals scored by Haaland as Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 6-1 in the German Bundesliga.
Haaland at Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland briefly defended Red Bull Salzburg in 2019. His skills on the gridiron became increasingly unstoppable after he made a move to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in 2020.
Overall, he has scored 82 goals in 85 games since joining the Bundesliga side from Red Bull Salzburg in December 2019.
The striker who was born in 2000 also managed to score 15 goals in 17 matches at international level. No wonder the Norwegian striker has transformed into one of the most sought-after players in world football.
The arrival of Erling Haaland will inevitably cause a radical change in the Manchester City squad. The reason is, The Citizens often play without a center forward in a number of matches this season.
Previously Manchester City Make Fantastic Offers to Get Erling Haaland
Manchester City dare to take a significant step in the process of signing Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. The Citizens have reportedly agreed fantastic terms with the player’s representatives.
According to the Daily Mail, the club managed by Pep Guardiola was willing to offer a contract worth more than £500,000 per week to goalscoring machine Die Borussen. His agent has given the green light for this plan. If nothing goes wrong, Manchester City will likely give him a five-season contract.
Haaland is not a cheap player. Even though he is only 21 years old, the Norwegian striker has recorded a good record and performance on the field. He has a release clause of £63 million in his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
A number of top teams have shown interest in Haaland. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have been linked with the Norway international. English Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United (MU) were previously interested in bringing in Haaland.
Reporting from Metro, any club can actually make a move to trigger Haaland’s release clause. However, the contract deal offered by Manchester City means the club is now believed to be in pole position to secure the player’s signature.
For information, Haaland’s contract with Borussia Dortmund still lasts until June 2024. The Daily Mail claims the club seems to hope that Haaland is willing to extend his contract for one year. On the other hand, City are quite confident about the player’s potential transfer to the Etihad.
Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick is concerned about Erling Haaland’s potential move to Manchester City. According to him, the transfer plan could be a threat to other clubs in the Premier League.
The English League is considered to be rolling in the same direction as the French League (Ligue1) and the German League (Bundesliga). The competition becomes uncompetitive because there is only one team that has the most potential to win the title every season.