The Spaniard politely answered the questions, although he pointed out that he does not like to talk so much about other teams’ players.
– All I can say is that he is an exceptional striker. His numbers speak for themselves. A fantastic player, the City manager said before later adding:
– It is not easy to find a player in history who has scored so many goals at such a young age. He can score with left, right, on counterattacks and in the box. Even when you dominate the fight. He’s a great striker. Even a blind man will see that he is a good striker.
Opens for large purchases
As Dortmund are struggling in the domestic series and are in danger of missing out on Champions League games next season, the sports media are full of rumors and speculation about where the Norwegian will play from the autumn.
Most people think the Germans will have to sell their pointed jewel. Manchester City could be a candidate, as goal machine Sergio Agüero joins the club after the season.
Guardiola has previously said that the club will not buy an expensive replacement for Agüero this summer, but moderated somewhat when he was asked on Monday whether it is inappropriate to spend over 100 million pounds on one player.
– So far the club has decided not to spend 100 million on a player, but maybe it is necessary in the future when the club sees the need to strengthen the team for the next five to ten years. Maybe in the future, I do not know, he said.
If Haaland is on his wish list, and if the Norwegian will cost over 100 million pounds, he would not answer.
– I do not know. That’s a question for Borussia Dortmund and his agent. I can absolutely understand that everyone asks me every day about this Haaland, and he is of course an exceptional striker. But you understand that it’s not okay for me to talk about another club’s player.
The reputable website Transfermarkt estimates Haaland’s current value at NOK 1.1 billion, or just under 100 million pounds. According to German media, he has a buyout clause in his contract with Dortmund that can only be triggered after next season.
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