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In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Newcastle United midfielder Steve Howey has been discussing some of Manchester City’s transfer goals ahead of the summer, including Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian striker first drew attention with his performances for RB Salzburg, particularly in the Champions League where he scored eight goals in just six appearances in the 2019/20 season.
He would earn a transfer to Borussia Dortmund in January 2020, where his sensational form has continued; the 20-year-old having contributed an extraordinary 39 goals and nine assists in just 41 games with the Bundesliga team.
Will City sign Haaland?
Manchester City has been linked with a move for the prolific forward recently as they look to bring in a replacement for Sergio Agüero; Who could leave in the summer when your contract with citizens expires.
Here’s what Howey had to say about Haaland when he spoke exclusively to FFC:
“I wouldn’t be surprised. You hear rumors that Man City will do everything they can to get Erling Haaland. Given the connection to his father, I played Alfie, there’s a good chance that something could be negotiated there.”
Howey certainly seems to think that the fact that Haaland’s father Alf-Inge played for Manchester City could be a factor as the 20-year-old decides who to join next.
Considering his record of goals in recent seasons, there is no doubt that the £ 99 million qualified The forward would be an excellent addition to the City squad, but it remains to be seen if Pep Guardiola’s team can fend off the competition by signing.
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