In our view, it would be a baffling decision from Erling Haaland, if he was to leave Man City as soon as in the summer to join Real Madrid.
In case you missed it, it was reported on HITC Football that the 22-year-old was eyeing an exit from Pep Guardiola’s side, due to the alleged charges levelled by the Premier League at them.
Furthermore, the youngster is reportedly of the opinion that the Premier League champions are not getting the best out of him, and is instead eyeing a move to the Spanish side.
In our view: Haaland would be ridiculous to leave Man City for Real Madrid in the summer
However, it would be simply be one of the strangest transfer decisions in recent memory if Erling Haaland decided to bid farewell to Man City in 2023, just a season after joining the club to sign for Real Madrid.
Well, firstly, the ever-reliable journalist, Sam Lee reported that when it comes to the Premier League’s latest charges aimed at the club, it could take ‘years’ to reach a verdict, with City ‘excited’ to prove their innocence once and for all.
So, from the perspective of leaving Man City for Real Madrid due to the uncertainty around the club, that’s one crucial factor behind why Erling Haaland, described as ‘infectious’ by Jesse Marsch via MEN would be making a hasty decision.
Speaking of hasty decisions, another one would be to put pen to paper for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who themselves are not pulling any trees, as the Champions League remains their only hope of silverware this season.
Style of play concerns
And if Haaland is reportedly feeding into this idea that he does not fit into the Guardiola way at Man City and would be better off at Real Madrid, then well the evidence suggests otherwise, with him boasting of a staggering 25 Premier League goals and leading Europe’s goalscoring charts with 31 in all competitions.
And we imagine that the youngster’s cup of tea is certainly to put the ball in the back of the net at a rate only perhaps matched or bettered by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo during his early days at City.
In addition, Erling Haaland has managed to create such a level of havoc in a Man City side that is having a mentality crisis after winning 4 out of the last 5 league titles, as publicised by Pep Guardiola, lacks any natural dynamism out wide and perhaps only has one elite creator in their side in Kevin De Bruyne, which further defeats his reported desire to prefer a move to Real Madrid.
If the £51 million (Sky Sports) man is indeed reading this, he should be suggested to just imagine his impact in a Sky Blues side that goes big in the summer to bring in a dynamic replacement for Raheem Sterling, who can create space and chances for him as well as an overlapping full-back, while the side adapts to him further along with time.
While Real Madrid are no scrubs, the same can be said for Man City, who have arguably been the best team as a whole and the biggest goalscorers in Europe since Pep Guardiola’s arrival in 2016, which makes a strong case for why Erling Haaland must stay put.
Also, with Guardiola promising that his players will take lesser time to find Haaland, as they do have a tendency to take ages to play the final ball to him, not keeping his faith in one of the game’s greatest ever managers, who has already got such a tune out of him is another factor behind why he would be making a transfer blunder.