By Pranav Shahaney

28th Apr, 2022 | 10:54am

Louis Saha: Manchester City target Erling Haaland must consider Manchester United switch

Louis Saha believes that Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland must consider joining Manchester United instead of Manchester City.

The Norwegian, 21, has been setting the Bundesliga by storm with his immaculate performances in front of goal.

This summer, he appears to be closing in on a move to the Etihad Stadium, but Saha believes that joining his former side would be a better career option.

He told Gambling Deals, “Haaland is young and ready for a step up, at the moment there are obviously bigger destinations where Champions League football is guaranteed, where trophies are maybe more likely.

“I understand that. But the player is smart enough to understand that United will be back at the top, that’s for sure, and he will fit the bill.

“That’s what United are looking for – someone who can guarantee goals, will definitely play for many, many years and who knows, could even break records.”

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Ronaldo 2.0?

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be heading to Manchester City before United pulled out every trick they could to sign him.

It would have been an embarrassment for them if they let one of their greatest players join their arch rivals.

While the same is not the case with Haaland, letting City sign him only means that the gulf between the two clubs is going to increase further.

Under Pep Guardiola, the Citizens are thriving without even a striker and look to be on course to winning the Premier League as well as the Champions League.

Signing an out-and-out number nine only makes them stronger and a more ruthless force in the English top flight.

We can understand why Saha would Haaland to join United, but it seems like the player has his heart set now on a move to the Etihad Stadium.

Fabrizio Romano has even said that they are working on a deal to bring him to the club and Gabriel Jesus is set to part ways with them.

In other Manchester City news, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Manchester City are in the race to sign River Plate star Enzo Fernandez.