Man City vs Borussia Dortmund is ‘an audition for Pep Guardiola, not Erling Haaland’ with ‘every top club’ interested in signing striker in big-money transfer

Man City’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund is an audition for Pep Guardiola… NOT Erling Haaland.

That is according to former City midfielder Trevor Sinclair, who believes ‘every top club’ in Europe have set their sights on signing Haaland.

Haaland is one of the most feared strikers in world football at the moment

The Borussia Dortmund striker is understood to be valued at £150million having scored 34 goals in 37 Bundesliga matches.

Haaland also became the quickest player to quickest player to score 20 Champions League goals last month, doing it in just 14 appearances

The 20-year-old will get arguably his toughest test when he comes up against Man City in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night.

But Sinclair believes the spotlight will be more on Guardiola than Haaland with the Spaniard failing to guide City past the Champions League quarter-finals since becoming boss in 2016.

Guardiola is aiming to lead Man City to an historic quadruple this season

He told talkSPORT: “Every top club in Europe would like Erling Haaland at their football club.

“If you want a bit of glamour you’re going to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona. There are different options other than Manchester City.

“There is the connection because of his old man, that’s for sure. When he walked on the [Etihad] pitch last night, you saw the smile on his face.

“It’s not up there with Tottenham’s stadium, but it’s a great stadium.

“If Manchester City go out there and absolutely dictate play, win the game, get through to the next round, it’s almost like an audition for Pep and his ability to play this team.

“He [Haaland] might look at [Gabriel] Jesus and think, ‘my God, the chances he’s getting, how many goals would I score in this team?’”

Source: Sport

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