Erling Haaland taking the Premier League into storms after his arrival from Borussia Dortmund and the half man half machine already bagged 31 goals in 28 appearances for the Cityzen.
The Norwegian Vikings have scored four hattricks and we are not even passed February is staggering even by the standard of his caliber while Man City relied heavily upon him.
📊| Erling Haaland This Season (all comps):
⚽️ Goals 31
🅰️ Assists 3
Directly involved in 34 goals in 26 games this season. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/kIMqd4vSgg
— City Chief (@City_Chief) January 22, 2023
However, the future sensation and arguably the best striker in the world right now could potentially leave a void to fill for the Premier League champions after Man City was under investigation over financial fair play.
Man City breached the PL regulations and more than 100 charges were brought upon them by the authority of the division which includes fraud in salary structure and involvement in a transfer mishmash.
Spanish outlet Nacional has claimed, “the forward is already questioning whether he made the best possible decision by going to the Etihad Stadium while his relationship with Pep Guardiola is starting to crack as the pair have a very distant relationship.”
— DR Sports (@drsportsmedia) February 9, 2023
The relationship breakdown between Joao Cancelo and Pep Guardiola saw the Portuguese allowed to leave for Bayern Munich without having a proper replacement in hand for Man City.
The departure of Joao Cancelo fuelled butter to the fire as the Norwegian is looking for options after seeing what is happening in the Man City camp following a PL inquiry.
🤯 Bayern Munich have confirmed they didn't pay any loan fee to Manchester City for Joao Cancelo, and that the €70m buy option in June is not mandatory.
Joao Cancelo FREE for half a season? Now THAT's winning in the January transfer window 😎 pic.twitter.com/QS1Yt77tA9
— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) February 8, 2023
Ex-City star Dietmar Hamann has told talk sports, “I never thought Haaland was going to go to City because he’s a player Guardiola never wanted. Haaland has goals in him but lacks creativity.”
Man City has a release clause for Haaland of $200 million while if a move is being completed then it will be through the activation of the ceiling value and affording the high wages of the Vikings is not an easy option.
🚨 Erling Haaland will earn a weekly wage of £375,000 at Manchester City. He will equal Kevin De Bruyne as the highest paid player at the club.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) May 10, 2022
How will Man City emerge from this scandal will be known within a month or two, but given the situation at the club, the hierarchy will certainly feel a lot to think about.