Manchester City have dropped the capture of Lionel Messi down their priority list, with Pep Guardiola now favouring a move for Erling Haaland above the Argentine, claims The Mirror.
The veteran forward had long been linked with a reunion with his former Barcelona manager following last summer’s protracted no-exit saga, with the Premier League outfit one of two feasible destinations alongside Paris Saint-Germain.
The Argentine superstar had earlier made his desire to leave the Catalan giants known but he wasn’t allowed to leave by the board. The story at Barcelona is quite different from the way it was at the time with Barcelona on the upward trend under Ronald Koeman despite an early UCL departure through the hands of PSG.
Now however, with talk that Messi may yet remain at Camp Nou due to a lot of factors including Former President Laporta’s re-election, City have moved to make Leeds-born Norway star Haaland their first choice, as the youngster looks set to exit Borussia Dortmund this season.
Erling Haaland has scored over 100,Senior goals including 20 in the Champions League. He’s one of the brightest young stars in world football. Touted to rule football for the next decade with Kylian Mbappe, he isn’t short of suitors and he has a lot of options on his table including Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.