Manchester City join race for £50 million-rated Salzburg starlet

Manchester City have joined the growing list of European super clubs looking at Red Bull Salzburg teenager Erling Haaland, according to an exclusive report from The Sun.

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The son of former Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland has caught the attention of several top clubs, after a scoring a remarkable 18 goals in just 11 games so far this season.

The Sun’s report also claims that the 19-year-old is unsurprisingly being targeted by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United – among other major suitors.

Manchester City had scouts in attendance earlier this month to monitor Haaland at Anfield, in the dramatic 4-3 victory for Liverpool – a game in which Haaland contributed from the bench.

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The Sun closed their exclusive article with a substantial quote from an unnamed ‘Etihad source’: “We feel we would stand a good chance of getting him if we put something on the table to his club. We like his age and his link-up play. He would have watched the club a lot as a very young boy.

According to the exclusive, Red Bull Salzburg would be looking to take around £50m for Erling Haaland, but would be ‘reluctant’ to sell in January.

Erling Haaland will undoubtedly be just one of several names to join the ever-growing list of potential successors to Sergio Aguero, with his departure being discussed ever more significantly, considering his current deal expires in 2021.

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