Manchester Metropolis will step up their pursuit of Erling Haaland with the membership set for talks along with his agent Mino Raiola in January over a transfer to the Premier League subsequent summer time.
Based on The Instances, Haaland is now the highest identify on Metropolis’s record of switch targets and Pep Guardiola is on the lookout for a brand new No 9 after the departure of Sergio Aguero final summer time.
Metropolis, after all, launched an try to lure Harry Kane from Tottenham however whereas the England captain was eager to maneuver, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy held agency.
Manchester Metropolis are set to step up efforts to signal Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
The 21-year-old Haaland will probably be out there for £64million at Dortmund subsequent summer time
The 21-year-old Haaland has a relentless scoring file with Dortmund, hitting 68 objectives in 67 appearances up to now since becoming a member of the Bundesliga outfit from Crimson Bull Salzburg in 2020.
However one other issue that can attraction to Metropolis, and little question the remainder of Europe’s large weapons, is that Haaland has a £64m exit clause in his contract that kicks in subsequent yr.
Metropolis’s neighbours Manchester United have lengthy been linked with a transfer for Haaland and their supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached him whereas at Norwegian aspect Molde.
Chelsea had been additionally linked with a transfer for Haaland final summer time earlier than ultimately bringing Romelu Lukaku again to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan.
The Norway striker would even be an choice for Paris Saint-Germain, particularly if Kylian Mbappe would not signal a brand new contract and leaves to hitch Actual Madrid on a free switch.
Metropolis and Pep Guardiola have made signing a brand new No 9 a precedence for the membership transferring ahead
Metropolis went all out for Harry Kane in the summertime however didn’t get Tottenham into talks
For now, it seems Metropolis are making steps to land probably the most coveted signatures within the recreation and they are going to be helped in no small half by the very fact Haaland’s father, Alfe-Inge, used to play for Metropolis himself.
Raiola and Alfe-Inge travelled to Spain again in April to carry talks with Actual Madrid and Barcelona over their potential curiosity in a deal. However the LaLiga giants have been clobbered financially by the Covid-19 pandemic and are extremely unlikley to have the ability to afford a deal.
Metropolis boss Guardiola has endured a tetchy relationship with Raiola, Haaland’s agent, however that seems to be put to at least one aspect by each events within the try to manufacture a transfer that may undoubtedly be probably the most important of subsequent summer time.