A Manchester City move for Norwegian international striker Erling Haaland is dominating the transfer columns as the Premier League champions move into pole position. The Borussia Dortmund attacker has become the most coveted player in world football and he has that connection to City through his father.
Pep Guardiola and the club’s owners will, however, run into stiff competition. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are said to be interested in Haaland and, while City are believed to be favourites, the draw of playing in La Liga can prove too much for some players to refuse.
Should Erling Haaland move elsewhere or, if he stays put in Dortmund, it will be tough to source someone of his prolific quality but there are alternatives.
Will he Sign?
Firstly, let’s take a look at the neutral view surrounding Erling Haaland’s future. There are active markets for possible transfers and, according to the football betting companies that are quoting odds, Manchester City are some way clear of the chasing pack.
Among those chasers are Barcelona and Real Madrid plus Bayern Munich. A stay in the Bundesliga would be less disruptive and Bayern would offer the chance of claiming regular silverware.
Those odds are supplied by the sportsbooks linking into Arabianbetting.com and they have a host of other transfer bets to consider. Prices for the Erling Haaland next club market are also subject to change and the website will update readers as and when any new odds come in.
Arabianbetting also provide news articles and there is access into those markets for anyone who wants it. Each of the sportsbooks listed on these pages is set up to take new customers. In return for signing up, many will have generous welcome offers published.
Once registered, a choice of funding methods is there for the first deposit. Ongoing promotions could be in place for the life of that account while efficient customer service, mobile betting and the possibility of live streaming top class football action are also on the table.
Transfer betting is a niche activity but this is a popular site for those who want to get involved. The question is, have the bookmakers got it right on Erling Haaland and, if not, who comes on board?
Robert Lewandowski: Bayern Munich
Haaland’s rise to prominence has been so dramatic that another prolific Bundesliga striker tends to go under the radar. Polish international Robert Lewandowski was once a Borussia Dortmund player himself and he’s flourished in Germany since making the switch to Bayern in 2014.
In eight years at the Allianz Arena, Lewandowksi is averaging close to a goal a game and that’s an incredible ratio over a long period of time. The issue is that he will be 34 at the start of next season. City could still enjoy a productive return but it wouldn’t be for too long.
Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur
It has to be mentioned: Harry Kane was the subject of bids from Manchester City but ultimately stayed with current club Tottenham Hotspur. It was widely felt that the England captain wanted to get away from Spurs for a better chance of silverware.
Tottenham have changed their manager but they are about to end another season without a trophy. Will Manchester City go back in to test Tottenham’s resolve one more time?
Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona
It was reported that French international Ousmane Dembele may have left the Nou Camp during the January transfer window. The striker opted to stay and a lift in form has helped to drive Barcelona back up the La Liga table.
Fans remain unconvinced and rumours persist regarding a move to the Etihad at the end of the season. Dembele’s striking record is nothing to get excited about but there is potential and he has time to improve.
Victor Osimhen: Napoli
It’s a bit of a left field suggestion but a number of Premier League clubs have already been linked with a bid for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. Spurs are one of the teams in the frame and it’s said that Tottenham are ready to make their move in the summer.
The young Nigerian striker has blossomed in Serie A and could be a good fit for City moving forward.