Man City legend determined to help Guardiola seal Haaland transfer
Goater, who played with Haaland’s dad Alf-Inge at the turn of the Century said, he is willing to help the Sky Blues secure the services of Haaland by talking to Alf
Manchester City legend Leonard Shaun Goater has reportedly offered to help Pep Guardiola bring the Borussia Dortmund ace, Erling Haaland, to the Etihad.
Goater, who was called ‘the Goat’ by the Sky Blues fans, played with Haaland’s dad Alf-Inge at the turn of the Century.
As the battle pops up for Dortmund’s star striker, Shaun said:
“If they need me to talk to Alf, I’ll do what I can.
“He would be an exceptional buy as he’s young, his scoring record in Europe is phenomenal and I think he would adjust to the Premier League easily.”
The 21-year-old Dortmund forward has a clause in his contract that means he can leave for £65million next summer.
The Citizens manager Pep Guardiola has the Norwegian ace top of his hit-list having failed to sign Tottenham prolific striker Harry Kane.
He also lost out to Manchester United in the race for Cristiano Ronaldo.
“If you’re talking £65m, you are getting a real good deal.
“He played against City in the Champions League last season and his pace was frightening.
“I hope City are strongly looking at him with Kane and Ronaldo in the past,” Goater added:
Haaland netted 48 goals in 51 games for club and country last season — and already boasts 11 in eight in the 2021-22 campaign for the German giants.
But the 51-year-old ex-City striker reckons Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is another great option for City.
Mbappe is set to leave on a free next summer having seen a move to Real Madrid blocked by PSG in the last transfer window.
On the issue of Mbappe’s transfer, Shaun said:
“If Real go for Mbappe, I’ll be saying, ‘OK City, put in your bid, put in your bid!’
“Mbappe can play wide and up the middle. They would be great signings.”