Erling Haaland has dominated sports headlines for the past couple of years and that doesn’t seem to change anytime soon.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg in 2020, the talented striker has emerged as one of the greatest footballing prospects of all time.
Having scored 129 goals in just 178 professional matches, in all competitions and across three different countries, it is no surprise that the young Norway international is in demand by all the top clubs.
Although almost every major team in Europe would like to sign the 21-year-old, it is now understood that the race is back to just two teams – Real Madrid and Manchester City.
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This is according to a recent report by prominent football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claimed that Pep Guardiola’s team are citizens who are doing everything they can to persuade the striker to join the Premier League.
Manchester City are doing their best to sign Erling Haaland and want to insist in the coming days – while they know the race is still open, including Real Madrid too?? #MCFC
Haaland has not decided yet. It is only up to him.
Once the Haaland saga is over, City will focus on a new midfielder. pic.twitter.com/ai2JJSB4Dc
– Fabrizio Romano April 15, 2022
Although the coveted number nine has yet to decide his long-term future, the season finale is expected to see the conclusion of what has been a long saga.
Interestingly, once Manchester City learn Haaland’s preference, they are expected to pursue a new midfielder and this could be due to Fernandinho’s recent hint that he could leave the Etihad at the end of the season.
“Yes, I want to play. I want to play regularly,” The experienced midfielder said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I will go back to Brazil. I decided with my family, which is the most important for me.”