Taking to Twitter, Norwegian journalist and football expert Andreas Korssund has shared an exciting transfer development out of Manchester City.
The Lowdown: City eye striker move…
Over the summer, Manchester City and sporting director/transfer chief Txiki Begiristain appeared desperate to sign an out-and-out centre-forward as the club parted ways with club legend Sergio Aguero.
City’s all-time top goal scorer bid an emotional farewell to Eastlands nearly a decade after he was signed from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.
Pep Guardiola clinched the 2020/2021 Premier League crown, a Carabao Cup and guided his side to a first ever Champions League final without the use of a natural striker.
That didn’t sway City’s attempts to sign one alongside the club record acquisition of Jack Grealish, however, as bids were lodged for Spurs attacker Harry Kane.
The Sky Blues couldn’t prise him away from N17 in the end and even briefly turned their attention to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Dusan Vlahovic.
Now, another update has emerged on the Norwegian superstar.
The Latest: Journalist reveals exciting Haaland development…
As per Korssund, an exciting development has emerged involving City and the red hot Borussia Dortmund striker.
It is believed that ‘Manchester City are ready’ to sign the 21-year-old next summer and Begiristain is even ‘planning meetings’ with super agent Mino Raiola ‘already in January’ (Twitter).
Haaland’s well known €75 million (£63.8m) release clause becomes valid in June 2022 (Fabrizio Romano), presumably motivating City to get ahead of the competition and begin winter talks ahead of a swoop later in the year.
The Norway international is currently valued at around £117 million by Transfermarkt but City could bypass paying any nine-figure fee with the 2022 clause.
The Verdict: Get it done Txiki…
Out of all the out and out strikers linked with a move to the Etihad, Haaland stands out as, by some distance, the most exciting of them all.
The footballing world’s most sensational young forward and son of former Man City player Alf-Inge Haland, he racked up a head-turning 41 goals and 12 assists in all competitions over 2020/2021 (Transfermarkt).
A physical and aerial presence at 6 foot 4, something the Sky Blues have arguably been missing for quite some time going forward, he appears to be the perfect Man City signing.
In other news: ‘No way’, ‘Get him gone’, ‘Sell’…Man City fans erupt over news on £300,000-per-week star, find out more here.
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