Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Man City informed when Erling Haaland may leave for Real Madrid

Man City informed when Erling Haaland may leave for Real Madrid

Erling Haaland is expected to leave Manchester City and join Real Madrid during the remainder of his current contract.

The seemingly unstoppable Norwegian has already made those outside of Man City desperate for his Premier League exit, and Graeme Souness believes his stay will be short-lived.

Adding Haaland to Pep Guardiola’s chance-creating machine of a side in the summer somewhat guaranteed goals galore.

But few could have predicted the devastation the 22-year-old striker has left in his wake in his first two months in England.

So far, he has only failed to score once, in a 4-0 win over AFC Bournemouth in gameweek two, in which he also registered one of the Citizens’ three assists.

Real Madrid were widely expected to fend off competition and sign Haaland as their latest Galactico.

City, on the other hand, took advantage of Los Blancos’ failed long-winded pursuit of Kylian Mbappe to swoop in and persuade him of their sporting project.

Souness, on the other hand, believes Haaland will soon arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The former Liverpool star-turned-pundit predicts that the deal will be completed within the next half-decade, giving City plenty of time to dominate the Premier League and Champions League but likely much shorter than City fans hope.

He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think he has a weakness. He just looks to be the perfect specimen.

” I also have to say he’s in a great team who have the majority of the ball wherever they play, play in the opposition’s half and create lots and lots of chances. I think in four or five years, he’ll end up at Real Madrid.”

A departure in 2027, when Haaland’s contract is set to expire, would see him leave at the age of 26 or 27, on the cusp of many players’ prime years.

Souness, on the other hand, praised Haaland for playing like he was already at his peak at such a young age.

“I think Haaland’s movement and his cuteness for someone so young are easy to overlook.”

Souness continued. “What catches the eye is his speed and athleticism. He’s a 22-year-old playing like someone at the peak of his powers as a 29-year-old striker.”

Man City informed when Erling Haaland may leave for Real Madrid