Why Manchester City have to break the bank for Erling Haaland

When Manchester City won the Premier League title back in 2012, the most significant image of the season was then 23 year old Argentine, Sergio Aguero running top less at the City of Manchester City stadium, and the fans thrown into delirium, like how one feels when on the online casino website. The striker had written his name into City folklore by scoring the most important goal in their history, the sucker punch that saw Manchester City lift the title ahead of their bitter and more illustrious rivals, Manchester United, which was to herald the start of the changing of the guard in Manchester and ultimately, English football.

In the years that had followed that great triumph, Sergio Aguero has cemented his name as the greatest goalscorer in the history of his club, and also as one of the finest strikers the English game has ever seen. However, like all good things, his association with the club is looking like it’s coming to an end. Niggling muscular injuries have caught up with him, which means he is no longer the force he once was. While his anticipation and quality in front of goal remains, City need a new striker to lead them to a new era of dominance. Step forward; Erling Braut Haaland. There are few players in world football that can match the numbers this young striker is pulling, and Manchester City must do all it takes to sign him. Here are three reasons why.

He is a goal machine

In the last 18 months, Haaland has scored an astonishing 61 goals for both RB Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, which are amazing for someone his age. Goals win you games, and Haaland guarantees at least a goal per game. His movement is brilliant, but it is his finishing that sets him apart. He is an assassin in front of goal, scoring all types of goals once he sniffs a chance. He has scored 17 goals in just 14 matches this season, which highlights his unbelievable efficiency in front of the keeper.

He has history in England

Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge Haaland was a combative midfielder for Leeds and Manchester City the early noughties, whose career was cut short by a vicious tackle by Roy Keane in 2001. Haaland has always stated that he would like to play in the Premier League to continue the Haaland legacy, and what better way to do it than play for Manchester City, the bitter rivals of United, where his father has bad memories. It would be right penance for the wrong of those years ago if Haaland were to score a match winning goal in the Manchester derby.

He is young and built for the Premier League

Standing at an impressive 6ft 3in, Haaland is not someone who won’t be able to handle the physicality of the Premier League. He has amazing stamina, and coupled with devastating pace and finishing, he is tailor-made for the league. At 20, he has the whole of his career in front of him. Manchester City need a world class striker, as Gabriel Jesus is struggling to reach those heights. Even Jesus would weep if they didn’t sign him

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Author: chris darwen