In a recent exclusive interview with GiveMeSport, Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano has discussed the future of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in recent months.
The Norwegian sensation has contributed an incredible 49 goals and 11 assists in 49 appearances for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg and has become one of the hottest young prospects in world football as a result.
Although he has a release clause which could see him leave the Bundesliga side for just €75m (£68m) in the summer of 2022, it still seems as if multiple clubs are queuing up to try and sign him this summer.
Here’s what Romano had to say about the possibility of Haaland moving to the Premier League when speaking exclusively to GiveMeSport:
“I think Liverpool is complicated in this moment because they are happy with the team they have so they’re not planning to do something like a central striker for this money but obviously very much so I’m not the sporting director of Liverpool but let’s see what happens.
“Let’s see what happens with Manchester United for sure Solskjaer wants him but it’s not easy to sign him this summer because as you say the release clause is for the next one. So you have to deal with Borussia Dortmund, to negotiate with Borussia Dortmund, it won’t be easy.
“Manchester City are looking for a striker 100%. Chelsea are looking for a striker too, so keep an eye on Chelsea, keep an eye on Manchester City, always on Manchester United.”
Romano suggests that it won’t be easy for Premier League sides to bring in Haaland this summer but confirms that Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are all keen on the 20-year-old.
Although it would cost City an extraordinary amount if they were to sign him this summer, there will be a lot more competition to sign him next year when his release clause comes into play, so Txiki Begiristain should splash the cash to bring the “phenomenal” Haaland to the Etihad Stadium this summer instead, especially now it has been confirmed that Sergio Aguero will depart.