The lowdown: Hot property
Since making the move from Red Bull Salzburg to the Bundesliga, the 21-year-old frontman has scored 82 goals and provided 23 assists in just 85 appearances for Dortmund.
Unsurprisingly, Haaland has rapidly become one of the most sought after players in European football with City, Real Madrid and Barcelona all reported to be desperate to land the Norwegian phenomenon.
Now as a fresh update emerges from Germany, it appears that the Citizens could be the frontrunners…
The latest: ‘Green light’
The report states that Pep Guardiola has given the ‘green light’ to the move as the Spaniard attempts to further bolster the attacking department at the Etihad with a recognised centre-forward.
Despite the City manager approving the switch, the deal is currently said to be ‘stuck’ due to the negotiations over compensation for Alf-Inge Håland and agent Mino Raiola.
The verdict: At all costs
Overall, during the 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign, the Norwegian has earned an outstanding 7.69 average rating, scoring once every 87 minutes, taking 3.3 shots per game and winning 60% of his aerial duels (Sofascore).
Under Guardiola this term City have operated either without a central frontman or with a false nine on occasion, therefore, adding an archetypal focal point style striker such as Haaland to the squad would see the Spaniard implement an exciting change in style for the 2022/23 season.
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