Man City legend Shaun Goater offers to help his former club sign Erling Haaland by speaking to star’s dad and old pal Alfe-Inge… as he admits Borussia Dortmund striker would be an ‘exceptional buy’
- Erling Haaland has been heavily linked with a move in 2022 to Manchester City
- Borussia Dortmund forward has a £65m release clause which is active next year
- Ex-City forward Shaun Goater insists he will try and help seal his club a deal
- Goater played with Haaland’s father Alfe-Inge, who is involved in his son’s future
Former Manchester City star Shaun Goater insists he would talk to Erling Haaland’s father Alfe-Inge, an ex team-mate of his, if he was asked to do so by the Premier League champions.
Borussia Dortmund forward Haaland is one of the most in-demand players across Europe and has a £65m release clause which becomes active next summer.
With pundits such as Gary Neville insisting City need a world-class striker, having missed out on Harry Kane in the summer, Haaland is reportedly top of their list and Goater told The Sun that he would do whatever he could to help bring in an ‘exceptional buy.’
Erling Haaland would be an ‘exceptional buy for Manchester City’, says cult hero Shaun Goater
Goater would talk to Erling Haaland’s father Alfe-Inge (L), an ex team-mate of his at City
‘If they need me to talk to Alf, I’ll do what I can,’ said the 51-year-old.
‘He’d be an exceptional buy as he’s young, his scoring record in Europe is phenomenal and I think he’d adjust to the Premier League easily.’
‘If you’re talking £65m, you are getting a real good deal. He played against City in the Champions League last season and his pace was frightening. Wow.
‘I hope City are strongly looking at him with Kane and Ronaldo in the past.’
Goater and Haaland were team-mates at City from 2000-2003, with the pair winning promotion to the Premier League in 2002 together.
Goater added that City should also go in for Kylian Mbappe, should he be available on a free
Goater added that City should also go in for Kylian Mbappe, if the Frenchman heavily linked with Real Madrid ends up being available on a free transfer in 2022.
‘If Real go for Mbappe, I’ll be saying, “OK City, put in your bid, put in your bid!'”!
Mbappe admitted this week that he wanted to leave PSG for Madrid in the summer – and the only club he would leave the Parisians for was the 13-time European champions.
Madrid are desperate to get their man and even saw bids exceeding £150m for the star rejected last summer.
Shaun Goater was speaking on behalf of betting company Casumo