Man City linked with Haaland
Erling Haaland joined Borussia Dortmund in January of 2020, and he has since gone on to notch a sensational record both domestically and in Europe.
All told, Haaland has scored 57 goals in just 59 outings for BVB, a return which only top players such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski are usually able to provide in Europe’s top-five leagues.
The 20-year-old’s contract is believed to contain a release clause of around £65m, but that is not due to become active until 2022. It is therefore believed that Dortmund want £154m to part with their star striker this summer.
Such a sum would no doubt price out the vast majority of clubs.
One outfit, though, who could potentially stump up such a fee are big-money-backed Manchester City.
The Sky Blues have been linked with the hitman this year, with it having even been claimed in April that Pep Guardiola’s side had emerged as favourites to sign Haaland.
Man City eyeing Haaland
A more recent report, earlier this month, also linked Chelsea with the starlet, and suggested that the Londoners’ talks to sign Haaland were advancing:
Wrote this 6 hours ago, been meaning to tweet it out!
— Simon Phillips 🏆 Champions of Europe! (@siphillipssport) June 7, 2021
However, this weekend has seen Man City’s interest in Haaland revisited.
As per the Manchester Evening News, citing journalist Ekrem Konur, the Premier League champions are readying a big-money bid for the BVB man.
It is added that signing a replacement for the departed Sergio Aguero is City’s transfer priority this summer, and that the Sky Blues have settled on Haaland as their ideal target. An offer of €110 million is therefore in the pipeline.
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) June 13, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.