With the Manchester City losing the possibility of signing Lionel Messi, the end of the transfer window was relatively quiet on the attack front.
In fact, both Raheem Sterling and Ferran Torres, who did not perform poorly in that position, have had to substitute as center forwards amid injury problems for players like Gabriel Jesús and Sergio Agüero, such is the lack of depth they have there after that a deal for Lionel Messi fell through.
Although there is apparently a dearth of genuine top-notch coverage within that position at the moment, Eurosport suggests the club is looking for backup.
According to his report, Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has become a real target for Manchester City in the next transfer market.
The Norwegian has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top after moving to RB Salzburg from Molde in 2019, scoring 29 goals in 27 appearances for the Austrian team before reaching 27 in 29 after moving to one of the major European leagues. .
Now with a sustained scoring impact in the European Champions League, Haaland is arguably one of the most prolific forwards on the continent even at the age of 20.
Considering Sergio Agüero will soon be out of contract, comparing Haaland to Gabriel Jesus seems more appropriate. Given that City’s xG by Premier League has dropped from 2.06 to 1.12 overall, looking for such a capable player in front of goal as Aguero gets older seems like a sensible idea.
In terms of goals scored this season, the Dortmund star has already scored ten league and Champions League goals compared to Jesus’ three.
Obviously, Haaland’s father also played for Manchester City and while the forward has spoken of his affection for Leeds United before, they surely couldn’t afford to sign him anytime soon.