As per numerous credible reports over the past few weeks, the summer window is known to be one that is set to be busy in the way of transfer activity, and as we edge closer to the summer months, claims are picking up around the plans for Manchester City.
Although many may have assumed the City will only be on the market for one major name, Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund reports on Monday morning indicates that there is also a deal prepared to sign two new forwards.
The recruitment operation of Manchester City is ‘sufficiently advanced’ to plan for the aforementioned possibility, according to David Ornstein in his new transformation column for the Athletic, and should that materialize, Southampton striker Danny Ings (28) is ‘one of those possibilities.’
Ornstein suggests that City officials should look to suggest ‘creative solutions’ in circumstances like the above, such as sending players as part of the package in the opposite direction, although it is reiterated in the study that ‘conversations of this sort’ are still at a preliminary level.’
In the same article, there was also a suggestion by Ornstein that Manchester City would be willing to consider a bid for former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku – with his history not being a concern at the Old Trafford club.
A whole host of names such as Lionel Messi, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, and many more have also been linked to City – but the three listed will reflect deals worth astronomical amounts of money; payments we’re just not used to seeing from Manchester City.