Haaland, 21, has scored an incredible 58 league goals in 63 games for Dortmund since his £20million move from Salzburg in January 2020. The Norwegian has announced himself as the best young striker in the world with his exploits for the German side in the league and in European competitions.
But with Dortmund rarely challenging for silverware, Haaland is said to be wanting a move to one of Europe’s elite clubs to make the next step in his career. City, who are in need of a striker to complete their star-studded squad after Sergio Aguero left last August, are reportedly in the driving seat for his signature, although they face competition from Real Madrid.
Los Blancos were said to be Haaland’s first choice, although with Karim Benzema to contend with, it is hard to see how Carlo Ancelotti would fit the duo together. And that is where City have stolen a march. It is even claimed they have given Haaland reassurances that he can move to Spain in two to three years, according to Guillem Balague.