In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Howey, who made 99 appearances for Manchester City, has backed Pep Guardiola to make Erling Haaland a better player, if City were to sign the striker after BBC Sport reported he was their top target last month.
Mino Raiola and Alf-Inge Haaland were reportedly recently in Spain to discuss potential transfers with both Barcelona and Real Madrid, as Haaland potentially edges closer to the exit door at Borussia Dortmund.
Haaland has a release clause of just £75 million, however that is not active until next summer which may put several clubs, such as Man City, off from breaking the bank for the Dortmund striker.
Speaking on what makes Haaland such a great striker and why Guardiola would make him an even better player, Howey told FFC:
“Haaland is just so big, strong, powerful and he knows where the goal is. I played with his dad at Man City so I know Alfie was in Spain last week seeing if that would be a possibility.
“I’m sure if there’s somebody that could actually take Haaland on and improve him more it would be Pep Guardiola, but they’ve said they won’t pay ridiculous money for players.”
Halland has a whole host of clubs chasing his signature both this summer and next year when he will be available for significantly cheaper.
His father, Alfe-Inge, made 38 appearances for Manchester City in two years before he picked up a serious injury during a Manchester derby.