After losing out on Harry Kane and opting against making a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City are likely to end the transfer window without signing a new striker.
Fans on Twitter think Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland should now be the main target for the Premier League champions, and while most believe a bid will be made for the Norwegian international next summer, some are calling for the forward to be signed now:
I would try and tie him up now even if it means loaning him back for the season. Gonna be a mad auction next summer.
— Tonksy (@paulftonks15) August 30, 2021
Release Clause FC will strike again
— Tinawo (@poznianblue) August 30, 2021
We better pay for him or we all riot
— Jonathan (@Not_For_Every1) August 30, 2021
Sign him now
— . (@hreanness1) August 30, 2021
We have to try everything to get him. Absolutely everything @ManCity
— Man City Africa (@ManCityAfrica2) August 30, 2021
Hope we don't bottle this
— 🆎️ (@Alleyezon_AB) August 30, 2021
Txiki is a release clause merchant 😎
— Solov Diamond (@DiamondSolov) August 30, 2021
buy him 200m
— HJ DMAN (@BruTal99) August 30, 2021
Just DO IT!!!! We lost on Kane…. And Maybe he was not the one… Haaland YES…….. We can do it so put up…. 😊😊😊
— Adrian Sherratt (@adesherratt) August 30, 2021
Haaland would be the standout candidate among the available strikers on the market. At just 21 years of age, he has already scored 112 goals in his senior career.
Considering the Norwegian will be available for €75m (£64m) next year too, it makes him an even more attractive target. Competition for his signature will be fierce but, with Chelsea having signed Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United recruiting Ronaldo, City will have a much stronger chance of landing Haaland than they would have done before.