Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed that Manchester City have a serious interest in acquiring a number nine this summer and the situation with Erling Haaland is constantly developing.
After letting club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero move onto Barcelona this summer, Manchester City are expected to head into the market for a new striker. For many months, Manchester City have been linked with Haaland and Harry Kane, but these latest comments from Fjortoft suggest that if City offer the correct amount of money, Dortmund could be willing to part with their golden boy.
Speaking on ESPN’s Extra Time show, the journalist gave this update on Haaland’s potential move to the Premier League after being asked of the possibility that he could come to the land of his birth this summer:
“This is a good one, because there are developing things going on there. 10 days ago, before the Champions League final, I had an interview with him and he said I would respect my contract, and I expect him to stay in Dortmund. But there could be things moving on because maybe one of those clubs [Manchester City or Chelsea] have serious ideas to get a new number nine.
“We’ll see what happens it could be [a development] coming up, but I just haven’t had it 100% confirmed. But they need a striker – both of them – and they have the money, and then we’ll see how keen Dortmund will be on money coming up this summer.”
TIF Thoughts on Haaland potentially moving to England…
Haaland has been a revelation since he moved from Red Bull Salzburg to Dortmund in January 2020. Impressive performances in the Champions League have put him on the radar of all of Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester City and Chelsea, as his value has rocketed up to £99million according to Transfermarkt.
With Kane’s future at Tottenham still looking undecided, Guardiola could opt to do business early and make a move for the Norwegian, as they look to replace the void left by Aguero’s departure.