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Man City legend Shaun Goater determined to help Pep Guardiola seal Erling Haaland transfer by nagging dad Alfie

MANCHESTER CITY cult hero Shaun Goater is offering to help bring Erling Haaland to the Etihad.

Goater, dubbed the Goat by Man City fans, played with Erling’s dad Alf-Inge at the turn of the Century.

Erling Haaland continues to be linked with a move to Man City next summer
Club legend Shaun Goater wants to help secure Haaland’s move to the Etihad Stadium

As the battle hots up for Borussia Dortmund’s superstar striker, he said: “If they need me to talk to Alf, I’ll do what I can.

“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.”

Haaland, 21, has a clause in his contract that means he can leave for £65million next summer.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has the Norwegian ace top of his hit-list having failed to sign Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.

He also lost out to Manchester United in the race for Cristiano Ronaldo.

And ex-striker Goater, 51, added:  “If you’re talking £65m, you are getting a real good deal.

Erling’s dad Alf-Inge played for Man City for three years

Goater and Haaland were team-mates between 2000 and 2003

“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.”

Haaland netted 48 goals in 51 games for club and country last season — and already boasts 11 in eight in the 2021-22 campaign for the German giants.

But Goater reckons Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is another great option for City.


Frenchman Mbappe, 22, is set to leave on a free next summer having seen a move to Real Madrid blocked by PSG in the last transfer window.

Goater added: “If Real go for Mbappe, I’ll be saying, ‘OK City, put in your bid, put in your bid!’

“Mbappe can play wide and up the middle. They would be great signings.”

Shaun Goater spoke to SunSport on behalf of Casumo.

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