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Manchester City could land their next Edin Dzeko by signing Erling Haaland

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Manchester City could land their next Edin Dzeko by signing Erling Haaland

Manchester City have reportedly joined the race to sign RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.

According to The Sun, the Premier League champions are casting their eye over the talented Norwegian youngster, who has burst onto the scene in the 2019/20 season.

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Haaland’s stock is high at the moment having scored a remarkable 18 goals in just 11 games, including a hat-trick on his Champions League debut against Lyon.

The Sun say Salzburg would want around £50 million for the 19-year-old, and are reluctant to sell in January.

Should City make a move then they could face competition from Tottenham Hotspur, whose apparent interest was reported by The Daily Star earlier this month.


TBR’s view – City’s next Dzeko?

If City were to land Haaland – who is the son of former club defender Alf-Enge – then it could see them land another player in the Edin Dzeko mould.

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Dzeko, who spent four-and-a-half seasons at the Etihad, could be described as a prolific target man, which is exactly what Haaland appears to be.

The pair are quite similar in terms of physical build – with both standing at 6ft 4in tall – and like to use their physicality to hold off defenders and bring others into play.

Haaland appears to be a very clinical finisher inside the area, making him, potentially, a very good future signing.

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