Manchester City are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League, having won their last nine matches in a row. Pep Guardiola, like any top manager, is never fully satisfied with his squad and is looking to bring in some new faces as we head into 2022.
COVID-19 problems in recent weeks have highlighted the need to have good depth in your squad if you want to compete at the very top, and although City have great options all over the pitch, Guardiola is still looking to strengthen.
Following Sergio Aguero’s departure to Barcelona in the summer, Manchester City have been looking for a talismanic figure to spearhead their attack, with this position arguably the only one they really need to bolster.
Ferran Torres is set to join Barcelona in January, and Guardiola has denied that a striker will be brought in in the winter window, but his side is expected to make moves in the summer.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has been linked with a move to the Etihad for a while now, but City faces stiff competition from Manchester United and Real Madrid to secure the Norwegian’s signature.
Spanish news outlet Sport says that Pep Guardiola will go “all-out” for Haaland but face competition from Barcelona.
Haaland was not Manchester City’s first-choice striker pick last summer due to ‘various reasons’ – despite the constant speculation of a possible move to the Etihad Stadium for the Dortmund striker.
The Sky Blues’ primary target was widely reported to be Harry Kane, who was keen to join Guardiola’s side to challenge for major trophies after yet another disappointing campaign in north London.
However, further details suggest that Haaland is still widely regarded at Manchester City, and he will be in the mix for his signature whenever he is deemed available next season, with Guardiola having effectively ruled out a January swoop for a striker this week.
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