Man City in lead for Haaland as Real Madrid plan around Benzema

Man City lead in race for Erling Haaland while Real Madrid keep faith in Karim Benzema

Manchester City lost 3-2 to Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final earlier today at Wembley, with the Reds staying on track to achieve a potential historic quartet under coach Jurgen Klopp this season.

But this defeat won’t mean much in the grand scheme of things when Pep Guardiola and the City hierarchy begin planning next season’s transfer round, they may now have a clear line of sight on Borussia Dortmund star Erling. Haaland.

As reported by AS and cited by Actofoot, Spanish giants Real Madrid – who have been keenly interested in the 21-year-old Norway striker – are said to be turning away from the Leeds-born striker due to his form. Main striker Karim Benzema.

City were already trying to push for Haaland regardless of any interest for Real Madrid, and it was Reported yesterday by internal transfer Fabrizio Romano That City will prioritize catching him before looking for reinforcements in the midfield amid the announcement that veteran Brazilian Fernandinho will leave Al Ittihad in the summer.

Man City lead in race for Erling Haaland while Real Madrid keep faith in Karim Benzema

SINSHEIM, GERMANY – JANUARY 22: Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund plays during the Bundesliga match between TSG Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund at Prezero Arena on January 22, 2022 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Schober/Getty Images)

Sports Illustrated yesterday Additional information offered As for which deal City are looking to make for Haaland comes the summer window, which could now see the Premier League champions attempt to make their payments to Dortmund rather than offer a lump sum to the Ruhr Valley club.

This report cited an exclusive 90 Minutes talk and stated that “the Premier League club could offer Borussia Dortmund a deal under which they would pay over £63m in application fee but would send the payments over time.”

While Man City continued to run without a real striker after club icon Sergio Aguero left in the summer for Barcelona before unfortunately calling time early in his career due to heart health concerns, appointing a traditional striker from Haaland’s profile would go a long way to helping Guardiola. in retooling his City side for another round on all competitive fronts next season.

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