Sergio Aguero is still scoring essential goals for Man City, but at 32 years old come the summer, it’s understandable why the Spanish manager might already be looking for a replacement.
Argentina international, Man City’s record scorer, has been a crucial figure for the club over the past few campaigns, and his departure, when it happens, will be a sad day for all Man City fans. Pep Guardiola has already chosen Aguero’s replacement and are prepared to break the bank for him this year.
Erling Haaland has only just signed for Bundesliga giants, and it looks highly unlikely that the German club will be happy to see him leave so soon. However, playing for the club that his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, served so well from 2000 to 2003, would undoubtedly have some cachet for the family.
A proposed opening bid of €85m is the figure Don Balon are quoting that Man City will serve upon their German counterparts. Even if that were to rise, and amid any initial hesitation on the German club’s part, it’s hard to see them holding firm and turning down Man City’s millions.
Man City have long been able to attract the best footballers in the world and Haaland’s incredible scoring form this campaign makes him the ideal long-term successor to Aguero.