Man City handed significant boost in Erling Haaland pursuit

Manchester City have been handed an encouraging boost in their planned pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s star striker, Erling Haaland, with details emerging as to where the power may lie in the Norwegian’s team of representatives.

Although Manchester City may have the strongest hand when it comes to the finances of any proposed move for the forward, the one factor that has always held back some fans from becoming over-excited about the prospect of a deal is the presence of Mino Raiola as Haaland’s agent.

However, and although Raiola would almost certainly have a significant say during negotiations with any of Europe’s major European clubs, the latest reports from England suggest that the player’s main representative is a familiar face to Manchester City.

David Ornstein of the Athletic highlights on Monday morning that it has been noted that Manchester City’s pursuit of Erling Haaland could be ‘complicated’ by agent Mino Raiola. However, Ornstein reveals that the striker’s ‘main representative’ is believed to be his father Alf-Inge – and that is therefore ‘unlikely’ to present a major issue.

Erling’s father Alf-Inge Haaland spent two seasons at Manchester City, making 47 appearances during that time, and was part of the squad that secured the Division One title of 2001/2002. Bookmakers in the likes of have slashed the odds on Erling Haaland winning the Champions League Top Scorer title. At the moment, the 19-year-old striker has eight Champions League goals to his name, all of which he’s scored playing for Red Bull Salzburg. His Champions League debut as a Borussia Dortmund player is tonight when his team is playing Paris SG.

There is a feeling that the input of the former City player could have a major say in where Erling Haaland decides to play his football next season, should he opt to leave Dortmund in the event of the Bundesliga side failing to qualify for European football.

While the odds for happening is incredibly worth punting with high roller casino online, at this moment in time, it must be stated that no club has a major advantage and no club is ahead of another, with the player firmly focused on Borussia Dortmund’s season. However, the aforementioned news will certainly act as a major form of encouragement for Manchester City supporters, who feel Haaland is the long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.