Manchester City are determined to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid to Erling Haaland’s signing

Manchester City are determined to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer according to The Athletic.

He’s their first-choice, and City will hold meetings with Haaland’s representatives over the coming weeks and months. But it’s not known whether the Norwegian would favour a move to England.

Real Madrid have been credited with being a serious threat for his services, Barcelona less so. Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have also been named as suitors.

If City fail to land Haaland, they could make a move for Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak or Fiorentina marksman Dusan Vlahovic. It’s also possible they could make a renewed attempt to prise Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur’s grip.

Madrid’s pursuit of Haaland has been complicated by Kylian Mbappe. The PSG forward is the Spanish club’s absolute priority, and while they also want Haaland their attention has been trained on convincing Mbappe to join them upon his contract’s end.

Tags Barcelona Erling Haaland Real Madrid

2 Comments

  1. Villas says:

    Barcelona less so?? You keep downplaying barça influence in the transfermarket yet they have been players all along..poor journalism

  2. Del says:

    What will be interesting moving forward is if Barcelona is deemed “too big to fail” by it’s creditors.

    Would you rather be owed $1.36 billion Euros for a team currently in the Europa League and that has difficulty registering each new signing or would you rather lend them another $500 million so that they can land Haaland?

    Then you’d have Messi vs. Ronaldo version 2 with Haaland vs. Mbappe for the next decade, ensuring La Liga prominence and larger global TV contracts.

    If I were a lender I’d probably like the Haaland option better.

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