Guardiola almost confirms that City will sign Haaland

Manchester: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola kept silent about the possible transfer of striker Erling Haaland and said he was told not to talk about the deal until all procedures were completed. 21-year-old Norwegian striker Halland is one of the most important talents expected to move questsummer, having scored 85 goals in 88 matches with Dortmund since he arrived in January 2020. Guardiola told reporters today, Tuesday, “Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City have informed me that I’m not allowed to talk about … anything until the deal. will not be concluded “. “I can’t speak and I’m sorry,” he added. There is a lot of space to talk and I would like to in all honesty. They told me not to speak for a legal reason, not because I didn’t want to. ‘ Reports on Monday said Haaland had already passed medical examinations and that England champions City would pay for the Dortmund striker’s release clause. City did not include a forward after Argentina’s Sergio Aguero, historic scorer of the club, he moved to Barcelona on a free contract after the end of last season. In response to a question about the difference the new striker will add to the squad, Guardiola said: “New players always help form a stronger team, but bargaining with a defender or forward will not solve defensive problems or scoring goals. “. City are three points clear of Liverpool in the close fight for the English Premier League title, with three rounds to go. The leaders will face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday in what the Spanish coach called “one of the most difficult away matches” in the league. Liverpool could temporarily lead the league on Tuesday night when they face Aston Villa, but Guardiola said “nothing will change” for City regardless of the result at Villa Park. “Both teams have had fantastic seasons,” said Guardiola. We know exactly what to do, which is to score nine points. We will try to do it “. “What we have done I hope will continue in future, “he added. It is truly incredible what we have done, above all in English Premier League because everyone knows how difficult it is ”. (Reuters)