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Erling Haaland's inclusion might make Manchester City invincible

Mahtab Jamil | Thursday, 21 April 2022


Erling Haaland is currently one of the most sought after players in the world. After breaking out in Dortmund in 2020, Haaland has been a prolific goal scorer with speed, strength and technical ability in his armoury. 

He has been linked to all the big clubs in Europe. This season, he has scored 18 goals in 20 games in the Bundesliga. He scored 27 goals in 28 games in the previous season, proving he is the next big thing in world football.

It is evident that a player of the stature of Haaland is destined to move to bigger clubs in pursuit of success. Now coming to the host of clubs that want to acquire the player, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been strongly linked to the player among others. 

Recent developments of the saga suggest that Haaland has already agreed to terms with Manchester City and is set to be the highest-earning player in England.

With a release clause of 75 million Euros, the transfer fee does not seem to be an issue for clubs to acquire Haaland. But where he opts to play and which club is ambitious enough to meet his demands will decide things. 

Real Madrid were strongly linked but reports suggest that they opted out recently because of his injury concerns. So it leaves an easy path for Manchester City looking to get the player. A massive 600,000 Pounds a week deal is offered to him by the Citizens.

What effects will Haaland’s arrival at the club make? Manchester City have been playing a large part of the season without a recognised centre forward. Gabriel Jesus has been on and off. Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish have been filling up the gap from time to time. 

Still, Manchester City are as dominant as ever with their world-class talents ripping through oppositions at will. Last season, Ilkay Gundogan was the top scorer for the club with 17 goals in all competitions. This season, that place has been taken by Kevin De Bruyne. This depicts that Manchester City is lacking the out and out proven goal scorer on their side. 

With Haaland’s inclusion in the team, Manchester City should be able to reach new heights. But their rivals in the Premier League will not be sitting idle either with Liverpool and Chelsea looking to strengthen further. 

There have been talks on whether Premier League might turn into a one-team league like Bundesliga or Ligue 1 or not. Manchester City is dominant without a proven goal scorer already and should Haaland arrive, it will only grow. 

Liverpool are the only side being able to challenge them at this stage and only time will tell whether they will be able to keep up with one of the most fierce goal scorers in the world on their rival’s side.

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