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Man City keeping tabs on the highly-rated 19y/o Bundesliga striker

The Sun has reported that Man City have joined the race for another player. Apparently, the Premier League Champions are interested in Salzburg star, Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian youngster has caught the eye of some top clubs. This comes after he scored a staggering 18 goals in 11 games so far this season.

He’s earned himself some rave reviews after his efforts in the Under 20’s World Cup. The 19-year-old scored a world record 9 goals in one game.

Some Man City fans will be interested to know that he is the son of Alf Inge. So if the teenager was to move to the Etihad, he would be following in his dad’s footsteps.

Scouts

Man City scouts have been sent out to watch the youngster. They attended the Liverpool Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg.

Haaland scored in the game, however, his team lost 4-3 in the end. That hasn’t put anyone off the teenager though.

In fact, scouts say they are confident they could strike a deal with his current club. They were impressed by his style of play at his age.

Competition

However, if Man City want this man, they’ll have to work hard and look at the money side of things closely.

Haaland has been continuously linked with a move away from the Austrian side. Teams like Man United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have shown interest.

Fortunately for the blues, Haaland branded the Red Devil’s as ‘boring.’ That wouldn’t stop him from looking elsewhere.

Willing to wait

If Salzburg were to sell the teenager, they would be looking at around 50 million for him. Although, it looks like they might not sell him in January.

This is important as Pep Guardiola has stated that he is willing to wait for the talented player.

Man City will soon be looking for a Sergio Aguero replacement. Even if the striker doesn’t leave the Etihad soon, they will need someone to work to his level. Haaland could be that man, but not until next year.

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