Manchester City send scout to monitor Erling Braut Håland – other European giants in attendance

Manchester City sent a representative to monitor the performance of RB Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Håland in their Champions League clash with Napoli on Tuesday night, according to Calcio Mercato as relayed by Sport Witness.

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Premier League champions Manchester City have maintained their pursuit of in-form teenage sensation Erling Braut Håland this week, with the club sending an official scout to the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday night to monitor the performance of the 19-year-old.

It was quite the performance yet again from the son of former City player Alf-Inge Håland, as the Salzburg man became the first teenager to score seven goals in a single Champions League campaign – a feat that is sure to increase an already staggering price tag. Håland scored Salzburg’s only goal early on in the game, in a 1-1 draw in Naples.

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Unsurprisingly, Manchester City won’t be without significant competition, should they decide to pursue the signature of the teenager. It was claimed by Calcio Mercato on Wednesday morning that scouts from Juventus and Real Madrid were also in attendance. No additional details were provided in the report, according to Sport Witness.

Håland’s goal on Tuesday night takes his goal tally for the season up to 23 goals in 17 appearances – making him one of the most prolific strikers in Europe at the moment.

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