Football journalist Ty Marshall has been sharing his thoughts on the departure of Sergio Aguero from Manchester City at the end of the season and whether or not the club should look to replace him during the upcoming summer transfer window.
This comes after Marshall made an appearance on a recent episode of the Football Social Daily Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Premier League and its clubs.
On the subject of Aguero’s imminent departure from the Manchester club and a potential replacement for him being signed in the summer with the likes of Erling Haaland being linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, Marshall had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I think they will have to find someone to replace him. I mean, they’ve coped this season without him, he’s had no impact at all really this season and [Gabriel] Jesus hasn’t really had much of an impact, either, if we’re being honest, and yet they’re still 14 points clear at the top of the league and still on the quadruple at the start of April.
“So, not having a world-class striker this season hasn’t really hurt them, but sooner or later it will. I think if you imagine Erling Haaland in that team and the chances they create, it’s a pretty frightening prospect for the rest of the league.”
Since signing to Borussia Dortmund back in the 2020 January transfer window from RB Salzburg for a fee of £18 million, the 20-year-old, who is currently valued at £99 million, has managed to score 49 goals in 49 appearances with the German club across all competitions (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ty Marshall’s comments on City replacing Aguero with Haaland…
Given Haaland’s incredible goalscoring record with Dortmund, it’s easy to see why he thinks he would be a good fit to replace Aguero at City, who has managed to score 257 goals in 384 games with Pep Guardiola’s side.
However, with Guardiola recently coming out and saying that it could be unlikely for City to sign a replacement for Aguero this summer due to the hefty transfer fees being quoted around strikers such as Haaland and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, this could potentially put an end to any pursuit of the Dortmund striker.
Do you think City will sign a striker this summer?
In our view, given the number of goals Aguero provided for City throughout the years, the club should look to bring in someone who can try and recreate that goalscoring prowess the Argentine had but perhaps for a lower transfer fee the club can afford.