Flocking to Twitter, many Manchester City supporters have gone wild for an update on transfer target and Borussia Dortmund striker sensation Erling Braut Haaland.
The Sky Blues and manager Pep Guardiola look likely to be quiet in the January window with City’s boss recently admitting that he does not plan to sign a striker mid-season.
His side currently sit 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League and are in pole position to retain their English top flight crown after last season’s memorable triumph.
Guardiola’s has had to improvise without a natural senior frontman by use of a false-nine system, with their only natural senior striking option Gabriel Jesus instead thriving in a new role on the right-hand side of City’s forward line.
However, the club and sporting director Txiki Begiristain look almost certain to target a world class striker in the summer as reliable reporter David Ornstein of The Athletic shares news.
He claims that City’s most ‘significant’ transfer priority is the signing of a forward and confirms that Guardiola’s ‘first choice’ target is Haaland.
It is believed Begiristain and co will ‘push hard’ to seal the Norway international’s signature as City plan to ‘hold meetings’ with Haaland’s entourage over the coming months.
City fans go wild…
Signing the £135 million-valued superstar would undoubtedly be a major coup given all the competition for his signature and scintillating form.
Haaland, racking up 19 goals and nine assists across 17 appearances for Dortmund this season, is arguably the best striker in the world on current form and City could do no better – especially considering he is still just 21-years-old.
Taking this into account, it’s little wonder Sky Blues are excited their side are set to prioritise him in the summer and think this is ‘very big’ news.
Find all of their best reactions down below:
“YES! DO IT MATE”
“Big if true, very big”
“At last some common sense”
“Get it done”
“please bring him home”
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