Manchester City have still not decided whether they will make an offer for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to journalist Duncan Castles.
Speaking on his Transfer Window Podcast, the Sunday Times reporter said that the Citizens are weighing up whether the 20-year-old is worth the investment, considering he wouldn’t be the ideal fit for manager Pep Guardiola’s style of play:
“What I’m hearing from Manchester City is that it’s not a simple case of Erling Haaland is the best striker in the market, he’s an obvious fit to our team, we go out and do it regardless, that’s certainly not the case. There’s a calculation being made. How much is this going to cost? Is there a better alternative on the market? Final decision, not made yet.”
It’s not a surprising development as City have to make sure they are making the right decision, considering the amount it will cost to sign Haaland. Reports of his valuation vary from €150m (£129m) to €180m (£154m) so any deal would be a huge commitment to make.
City are, of course, not the only team interested in the Norwegian international. Four other clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid, are reportedly expected to be involved in the battle to sign the forward when the transfer window opens.