Manchester City may be on the tail of Erling Haaland, but a new report has claimed there’s another Borussia Dortmund player now in the Citizens’ sights.
The Daily Mail has claimed City are among the frontrunners to sign German midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, along with Chelsea.
The 25-year-old has been at Signal Iduna Park since the summer of 2017 after joining from Borussia Monchengladbach.
He’s clocked up 89 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring three goals and making seven assists.
Dahoud, who cost Dortmund a bargain £10.3 million (Sky Sports), will only have a year remaining on his contract this summer, and it is seemingly his club’s last chance to command a significant transfer fee for him if he isn’t going to extend.
The Daily Mail claim interest is high in the maestro, with Tottenham Hotspur and Everton also in the running.
City potentially face heading into 2021/22 without Fernandinho, which may explain the interest in Dahoud.
The Brazilian will make a decision at the end of the current season about whether to play another campaign, but as things stand his contract expires in the summer.
Dahoud could be another Gundogan
Dahoud could potentially be a good signing for City, and likely wouldn’t be overly expensive due to his contractual situation.
City have struck gold before raiding Dortmund with the signing of Ilkay Gundogan in 2016 for a reported £20 million (BBC Sport).
Interestingly, the Bundesliga’s official website ran a feature last year about Dahoud, suggesting he actually plays a bit like current City star Gundogan.
They write: “Silky in possession, able to glide forward from midfield and pick out the perfect pass with the right weight at the right time, Dahoud shares a number of traits with his predecessor in the BVB midfield.”
Given how Gundogan’s City career has panned out so far, many fans would surely be able to get on board with a move for Dahoud if he is indeed similar.