In an exclusive interview with Transfer Tavern, Paul Stewart, who made 63 appearances for Manchester City, admits he would not be surprised to see his former club sign Erling Haaland this summer if Pep Guardiola wants him.
Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, and father, Alf-Inge Haaland, flew to Spain last month to discuss a potential move to Barcelona and Real Madrid but Man City still remain confident they will sign the Borussia Dortmund striker.
Will Haaland join City this summer?
There have been reports suggesting that Raiola wants to make Haaland the first £1 million a week footballer, which could instantly put off a handful of clubs who couldn’t afford that kind of deal.
Speaking on how he wouldn’t be surprised to see City sign Haaland this summer and how they could afford to pay his high wage demands, Stewart told The Transfer Tavern exclusively:
“If he wants £1 million a week then City might pay that but I don’t know what the financial fair play regulations would be on that deal. If Pep wants him he’ll get him.
“There will be a lot of teams after Haaland, and clubs pay that sort of money now because they just pay the market prices so if he’s asking for that much money it wouldn’t surprise me if he gets it somewhere.”
The latest twist has arrived in the last 48 hours as Dortmund’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, confirmed that Haaland will not be leaving the club this summer, much like the stance they took with Jadon Sancho last year.
Since he joined Dortmund, Haaland has scored an impressive 53 goals in 56 games across all competitions which has made him one of the most sought-after strikers in the world.
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