In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Newcastle United midfielder Steve Howey has been discussing some of Manchester City’s transfer targets ahead of the summer, including Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian striker first caught the eye with his performances with RB Salzburg, particularly in the Champions League where he scored eight goals in just six appearances in the 2019/20 season.
He would earn a move to Borussia Dortmund in January 2020 where his sensational form has continued; with the 20-year-old having contributed an extraordinary 39 goals and nine assists in just 41 appearances for the Bundesliga side.
Will City sign Haaland?
Manchester City have been linked with a move for the prolific forward recently, as they look to bring in a replacement for Sergio Aguero; who could depart in the summer when his contract with the Citizens expires.
Here’s what Howey had to say about Haaland when speaking exclusively to FFC:
“It wouldn’t surprise me. You hear rumours that Man City are going to go all out to get Erling Haaland. Given the connection with his dad, I played with Alfie, there’s a very good chance that something could be brokered there.”
Howey certainly seems to think the fact that Haaland’s father Alf-Inge played for Manchester City could be a factor as the 20-year-old decides on who to join next.
Considering his goal record in the past few seasons, there is no doubt that the £99-milion rated striker would be a superb addition to Man City’s side, but it remains to be seen whether Pep Guardiola’s side can fend off the competition for his signature.
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