Manchester City have entered the battle to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland, according to reports in the English media. The Citizens have joined the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid in pursuing the forward.
Scouts from the Manchester club were said to be in the stands as the Norwegian scored in Salzburg’s 4-3 defeat to Liverpool last month, and it is believed they were impressed by what they saw.
Supporters are hoping that the player’s father, Alf Inge Haaland, who played for City, will have an influence on his son’s future destination:
He is born blue.Get him pic.twitter.com/VOVFdI15ty
— Sanju Baba (@deBruyneIsGod) October 17, 2019
Hopefully he follows his dads footsteps and joins us
— 𝙇𝙐𝙆𝙀 (@MLNXCreative) October 17, 2019
Zero chance for united lol pic.twitter.com/efm4bEslgw
— sen (@dudukdikamar) October 17, 2019
I like..50m is a Man City price
— Koder (@__aboy__) October 17, 2019
— Mohamed Abdulkadir (@mohamedamiin2) October 17, 2019
— Aldrey Noviello84 (@Aldreyn84) October 17, 2019
Will be tough telling him apart from kdb and zina
— Mohamed 🦈🇾🇪 (@arabianofelix) October 17, 2019
Get Him !!!! @ManCity
— *Aditya Chaugule* (@AdityaChaugule) October 17, 2019
Manchester city are still alive here….
— Lehlohonolo Papo 🦈 (@papomcfc) October 17, 2019
He has a bright future at City. And can he also plays CB?
— Matt Kron (@MattKron15) October 17, 2019
Love to hear it.
— Bodiruzzaman Abir (@abir_mancity) October 17, 2019
City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly sees the 19-year-old as a possible long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero, but the striker will not come cheap.
This season, Haaland has already scored 18 goals in 11 appearances for Salzburg and the Austrian club are said to be demanding up to £50m for the player, despite only paying £4.5m for the striker in the 2019 January transfer window.