Haaland to take home PFA POTY? Kompany back to the Etihad?

By Guest writer, Wed 15 March 2023 10:25

Haaland to take home PFA POTY?  Kompany back to the Etihad? 

Micah Richards has selected the six players he believes belong when the PFA announces its men's player of the year shortlist next month. Nevertheless, Richards thinks Erling Haaland should win the award.

Casemiro, Kaoru Mitoma, Martin Odegaard, Marcus Rashford, and Bukayo Saka were also on his short list in addition to Haaland.

Haaland has netted 27 times in the Premier League this season, which is a competition record for a single season by a Manchester City player.

After just 20 games, he has surpassed the 23-goal threshold set by the Golden Boot winners from the previous season, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Son Heung-min of Tottenham.

Haaland must win player of the year, according to Richards and certainly those with Man City tickets," and I don't see that changing. Whatever happens, even if Arsenal goes on to win the league, I don't care because it's incredible that he's hit the figures he has."

"He has shattered every goalscoring record in existence, and this is an individual prize. You must acknowledge how special what he is doing is.

Kompany to visit Etihad

Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has been addressing the media ahead of their Premier League matchup with Newcastle United.

These are the main takeaways:

When Vincent Kompany's Burnley were drawn against City in the FA Cup draw, smiles were undoubtedly seen on faces. We're all happy to have him return, and I'm thrilled with his accomplishment, added Guardiola.

According to the Spanish manager, Kompany is definitely set to take the reins at the Etihad. "It is written in the stars that Vinny will manage City, and it will happen. It will happen, but I have no idea when."

Newcastle has "great recruitment, experienced players, precisely what they need, and a manager with huge quality. I think they'll stay there," Guardiola said of their recent challenge for a top-four spot.

Stefan Ortega, Aymeric Laporte, and John Stones have all reported "feeling better" since getting hurt.

What's your best Man City Goal?

Speaking to BBC, Maine Road Ramble's Ger Deegan sang honey to the ears of the fans with Man City tickets as he took them down memory lane.

"There are so many crucial goals I would like to mention here, but I won't because of how the question is worded. I consider it to be the best goal overall, not only the best goal in terms of the consequences."

"It eliminates Ilkay Gundogan vs Villa, Vincent Kompany vs Leicester, and Sergio Aguero vs QPR. They were all critical goals but didn't necessarily satisfy the question's requirements.

"When I consider the delightful manner in which they were scored, two goals immediately come to mind."

"Three days after defeating the same opponents in the Carabao Cup, Leroy Sane travelled to Arsenal. Although the Emirates stadium was only partially full, City put on a show by scoring three goals in the first half. Sane completed an amazing sequence with a tap-in, but the goal is worth examining again to see how the ball was moved quickly under pressure."

"But the one I'll choose is Gundogan's 3-1 victory over Manchester United in 2018", Deegan said.

"This is the goal that City fans remember the most since it required 44 passes to get there. City thoroughly outplayed the opposition, and this goal was the cherry on top of 44 passes of exquisite football that sealed the derby and demonstrated how much better we were than them at the time. Perfect."

Women's football to receive investment: City officer leads initiative

One of Manchester City's top executives will contribute to developing the women's game as a member of a new working group with 12 influential people.

The club's chief football operations officer, Omar Berrada, is currently in charge of the men's and women's teams.

For the development of the women's professional game in England, the working group will create a long-term vision and an ambitious business strategy.

Paul Barber, the chief executive of Brighton. Baroness Karen Brady, the vice chair of West Ham, Steve Parish, the chairman of Crystal Palace, and Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA director of women's football, are some of the other top authorities.

Manchester City has won one Super League championship, three FA Cups, and four League Cups since the women's team joined the rest of the team in 2014. This is a clear indication that the club values the women's game.

The Academy Stadium, a facility of the City Football Academy in east Manchester, is where the women play. Also, they train in the same cutting-edge facilities as the men's and academy squads.

Esme Morgan, a devoted supporter her entire life, Kiera Walsh, goalkeepers Khiara Keating and Sandy MacIver, and other local stars have contributed to City's continuing investment in the women's team. Kiera Walsh recently moved to Barcelona.

Several sponsorship agreements have been made with the women's squad.

Nikki Doucet, who has experience in both investment banking and the sports industry, will serve as the working group's leader.

Transfer watch

Fabrizio Romano, a transfer expert, claims that Liverpool is now in the lead in the fight to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol and that Manchester City may have slipped behind.

Josko Gvardiol is a player Chelsea continue to be interested in, according to Romano in his daily briefing for CaughtOffside (via Football London).

"Other clubs are now competing, too. In January, Liverpool approached Leipzig about Gvardiol.

Pep Guardiola is a great admirer of the player, just like the fans with Man City tickets. Thus Manchester City is undoubtedly in the running as well. Everything is up for discussion, but dealing with Leipzig is always complex. He might be a significant acquisition this summer.

Luka Vuskovic of Hajduk Split has expressed interest in joining, and Manchester City was considering making an offer for the young player. But, since the child's contract was extended, the situation has altered.

Aymeric Laporte will leave Manchester City this summer, with Pep Guardiola willing to part ways with the Spanish defender.

In order to make room for the Spanish international, Manchester City will reportedly be discussing the summer transfer of Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are on high alert and prepared to seize any opportunity to sign Laporte.

Real Madrid has been referred to as a "dreamland" by Erling Haaland's agent, sending a warning to those with Man City tickets. Rafael Pimenta, in an interview with the FT Business of Football conference in London (via the SUN).

Pimento asserted that Haaland desired to transfer to the Premier League to collaborate with Pep Guardiola and gain experience working with English heavyweights like his father did.

In addition, the article claims that Pimento has plotted a course for her agency, and Madrid may be the forward's next stop.

"But, we make plans when we have a player notwithstanding the player's age, which is 15. We are charting his professional development. And Real Madrid has something unique that makes it the player's Dreamland, according to Pimenta.

"Madrid maintains this magic. While referring to Madrid, the agent added, "It doesn't have the league competition, but it does have the Champions League."

According to Football Insider, Manchester City is confident that attacker Julián Alvarez would agree to a five-year contract extension with them and is content despite getting little playing time.

According to earlier rumours, the World Cup winner is reevaluating his options because Erling Haaland has surpassed him in the pecking order since last summer.

Yet according to the article, Manchester City is content with him and wants to extend his contract to fend off Barcelona and Real Madrid's interest.

Man City tickets are selling out rapidly, with Manchester City being among the favourites to take home Europe's highest honour this season. Hence official reseller sites might not be your go-to option. Trusted third-party resellers can help you reliably source tickets to watch the best players in action.