Manchester City’s transfer goal for July is to bring in Erling Braut Haaland, as reported by The Athletic. If this transfer fails, the England champions have fallback options.
It has become a tradition that Manchester City is one of the main players on the transfer market. The team led by Pep Guardiola reaches for the trophies serially, and also has a huge budget, which undoubtedly attracts the best footballers in the world.
For a long time, however, the English champions’ chase to bring the striker has been going on. In the summer, Harry Kane from Tottenham was mostly of interest. Ultimately, however, the transaction did not take place, because the team from the capital city vetoed this matter. Does this definitely close the topic of the attacker’s transfer to Etihad Stadium?
It is very possible, because at the moment it is undoubtedly not one of the priorities of the authorities. These, instead of fighting for the Englishman, prefer to focus on another option, as reported by “The Athletic”. The main target for the coming months is Erling Braut Haaland.
The 21-year-old has been a player of Borussia Dortmund since January 2020, where he has the status of a star. Germany would like to keep him, but they are blocked by a buyout clause. This will be possible to activate in the summer and will amount to 75 million euros.
For Manchester City, which recently sold Ferran Torres to FC Barcelona for 55 million euros, this is not an insurmountable amount. However, the player’s approach to this type of movement may be a problem.
For this reason, “Citizens” plan to focus in the coming months on persuading the Norwegian that the latter, among many offers, choose the one from Pep Guardiola and the company.
A series of meetings on this will be held soon.
The English must be careful, however, because everything is being watched closely by others: FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.
What if the Haaland recovery operation fails? Then Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad and Dušan Vlahović from Fiorentina can be considered. The latter, however, could quickly fall off this shortlist if Arsenal manage to make a winter transfer.
The Leeds-born attacker has played 16 games this season, with 19 goals scored.