Manchester City ‘join the race for £50m-rated Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Haaland’ after sending a scout to watch him score against Liverpool… but Real Madrid, Barcelona and United all want him too
- Manchester City are interested in signing Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg
- City sent scouts to watch the starlet score against Liverpool last month
- Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United also want to sign Haaland
Manchester City have joined the race for Red Bull Salzburg’s £50million rated starlet Erling Haaland.
The Norway international has enjoyed a superb start to the campaign that has comprised him scoring 18 goals in just 11 games.
One of those strikes came in the Champions League defeat away to Liverpool last month, and City sent scouts to watch Haaland in that fixture, as reported by The Sun.
Manchester City have joined the race for Red Bull Leipzig starlet Erling Haaland
Haaland has been superb this season and was watched by City scouts against Liverpool
Haaland’s father Alf-Inge played for City between 2000 and 2003.
If City do look to sign Haaland they are set to face competition from a host of high-profile clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.
The report indicates that Haaland is unlikely to leave Salzburg in January, with a move next summer more likely.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are also interested in signing Haaland
HAALAND’S STATS THIS SEASON
Bundesliga: Eight games, eleven goals, five assists
Champions League: Two games, four goals
Austrian Cup: One game, three goals
Total: 11 games, 18 goals, five assists
Haaland’s current contract at Salzburg runs until the summer of 2023, but it is difficult to envisage him staying at the club for the duration of his deal if he continues to perform to such a high standard.
There have been suggestions that Haaland could be a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero at City.