Erling Haaland was on English soil on Tuesday night. The striker, who has been linked with a summer transfer to Chelsea as well as Manchester United and Real Madrid, lead the line for Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against Man City.
Pep Guardiola’s side are another side rumored to be interested in the 20-year-old, although the Spaniard has done his very best to play down any talk of a move.
“Spending a lot of money on one player doesn’t give you an advantage to win,” Guardiola said.
“Football is a team game, everyone makes a contribution.
“Competitions are not won by one player, it is every player. So far the club has decided not to spend close to £100million for a player.
“Maybe in the future, it will happen when the club decides it is necessary to improve the team for the next five to ten years but so far the organisation decides not to do it and that’s why we didn’t do it but maybe in the future.”
It remains to be seen which club manages to capture Haaland’s signature in the future, but it would appear Champions League football must be on the table.
Prior to kick-off at the Etihad Stadium, the Norway international was spotted singing along to the famous Champions League anthem.