‘Isn’t an obvious Guardiola player for sure’ – Journalist drops big update on Man City’s top transfer target


Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest instalment of The Transfer Window Podcast, where he revealed Manchester City are yet to decide whether to pursue their interest in Erling Haaland.

City, who are preparing to part ways with Sergio Aguero this summer, have been heavily linked with a move for the Dortmund’s striker this summer and will have to beat off competition from the likes of Manchester UnitedChelseaReal MadridBarcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus among others for his signature.

The 20-year-old has established himself as one of Europe’s best players since joining the Bundesliga outfit in January of last year, scoring 53 goals from 56 matches in all competitions.

Although Haaland is arguably the hottest property in world football and looks more than capable of performing at the very highest level despite his age, According to Duncan Castles, Pep Guardiola has his doubts over Haaland’s suitability to his unique style of play.

Erling Haaland isn’t an obvious Guardiola player for sure. We talked about that and I think Manchester City are very aware that they have to be careful with this,’ Castles said.

“They’re looking at it because of the numbers, they are looking at it because of the age, it fits better with their recruitment in the sense of liking, buying younger players when they do spend big money who they can keep through two contracts.

“But, what I’m hearing from Manchester City is that it’s not a simple case of Erling Haaland is the best striker in the market, he’s an obvious fit to our team, we go out and do it regardless, that’s certainly not the case.

“There’s a calculation being made. How much is this going to cost? Is there a better alternative on the market? Final decision, not made yet.”

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