Advertiser DisclosureWe want to bring you the best content and the best offers. Just so you know, we may collect compensation from the links on this page, and some of our reviewers are compensated for contributing content to this website.

Haaland has ‘chosen’ Real Madrid as his next club

Haaland has ‘chosen’ Real Madrid as his next club

Haaland has ‘chosen’ Real

Arguably the summer transfer Saga of the Year involves Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. The Norwegian striker has grown to power in European football from his time at Red Bull Salzburg and then in Germany with Dortmund.

The striker has a release clause which activates in 2022 for a reasonable fee, considering his age and output, of around €75 million.

However, clubs are looking to move earlier and spend an even larger fee to secure the forward this summer. Fees of around €150 million are being suggested in the media which is the minimum Dortmund would expect.

Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola arrived in Barcelona for discussions this week but it appears that Real Madrid are to be the club he joins according to Spanish outlet AS, who go as for to say he has ‘chosen’ Los Blancos already.

Real lost Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus when the Portuguese icon decided to move on and have struggled to replicate the same goalscoring form without the former Manchester United forward.

Karim Benzema has done well but, now approaching his mid-thirties, Real know that the next ‘Galactico’ could be needed for the future. Haaland appears to be that man.

Guardiola rules out City

In an intriguing interview, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola ruled out the likelihood that City would move for a striker in the summer whatsoever let alone Haaland.

With Sergio Aguero leaving the club, many expected the Citizens to move for a replacement but the Spaniard referenced both Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres as seemingly ample replacements for the Argentine.

“Listen, with these prices, we are not going to buy any striker,” Guardiola said.

“It’s impossible. We will not afford it. That is not going to happen. All the clubs struggle financially. We are not an exception.

“We have Gabriel [Jesus], Ferran [Torres] who has played incredible in this position, we have young players in the Academy, we play many times with a false 9.

Haaland has ‘chosen’ Real Madrid as his next club

Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on August 7, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“So, I don’t know what is going to happen. Maybe we will buy but maybe we won’t buy a striker for the next season. Today, there is more chance we will not buy a striker.”

Whether City do end up moving for a striker in the summer is still not utterly ruled out. The northwest club have many times flexed their financial muscles and could well do again.

England at risk of losing PSV star to the Netherlands

Leicester City’s Fofana appears to confirm 5-week injury / Soyuncu likely to replace Frenchman


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

Manchester City betting odds, next game:

Manchester City's latest videos

SEMI-FINAL BOUND!!!!!!!! | BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-2 MAN CITY | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | WNRH FT LIVE SHOW
SEMI-FINAL BOUND!!!!!!!! | BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-2 MAN CITY | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | WNRH FT LIVE SHOW
COME ON! WE'RE GOING TO THE SEMI'S!!! Goals from Mahrez and Foden sink Dortmund…
2021-04-14T21:07:43Z
BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-0 MAN CITY | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | WNRH HT LIVE SHOW
BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-0 MAN CITY | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | WNRH HT LIVE SHOW
Welcome back Blues! Cel is joined by City legends Kevin Horlock and Richard Dunne…
2021-04-14T19:59:48Z
Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 32 44 74
2 Manchester United FC 31 27 63
3 Leicester City FC 31 18 56
4 West Ham United FC 31 12 55
5 Chelsea FC 31 19 54
6 Liverpool FC 31 16 52
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 31 17 49
8 Everton FC 30 3 48
9 Arsenal FC 31 8 45
10 Leeds United 31 0 45
11 Aston Villa FC 30 10 44
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 31 -10 38
13 Crystal Palace FC 31 -19 38
14 Southampton FC 31 -17 36
15 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 31 -5 33
16 Burnley FC 31 -17 33
17 Newcastle United FC 31 -19 32
18 Fulham FC 32 -18 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 31 -31 24
20 Sheffield United FC 31 -38 14
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 19
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 14
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 9
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 9
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 8