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 49 goals in just 49 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 be active until 2022. It is therefore believed that BVB want £154m to part with their star striker this summer.
Such a sum would no doubt price out a number sides.
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 of late, with it even claimed earlier this month that Pep Guardiola’s men have emerged as favourites to sign Haaland.
Man City could bid for Kane
Should City fail to land Haaland, though, it appears the Sky Blues have already begun to make contingency plans.
As per a report from The Times, Man City will consider launching a bid for Harry Kane, if they are unable to sign no.1 target Haaland this summer.
Kane, like Haaland, would no doubt set the Citizens back a huge sum, with it reported that a bid in excess of £120m would be required for Spurs to even entertain the idea of selling the hitman.
The piece from The Times also adds that Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martínez is another player whom City have scouted extensively.
Manchester City will consider making a bid for Harry Kane if they are unable to sign their top transfer target Erling Haaland this summer.
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) March 31, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.