Pep Guardiola speaks on the transfer of Erling Haaland


Premier League Transfer news: Erling Haaland to Manchester City – Pep Guardiola would not confirm that Manchester City will be signing Erling Haaland, but he teased that “everybody knows the situation”. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he has been told he cannot speak about the Premier League club’s potential new signing Erling Haaland until the transfer is done. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest Premier League news.

Premier League Transfer news: “Everybody knows the situation,” says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over the transfer of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

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Haaland has been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, with City said to be ready to trigger the striker’s release clause, believed to be around €75million (£64.2m).

Premier League Transfer news: “Everybody knows the situation,” says Pep Guardiola

Speaking at a media conference ahead of his team’s trip to Wolves in the Premier League, Guardiola explained he could not talk about any transfer, but did say it was because the two clubs involved told him not to.

“Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City have told me I’m not allowed to say anything until the deal is done,” Guardiola told reporters on Tuesday.

Premier League Transfer news: "Everybody knows the situation," says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over the transfer of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Premier League Transfer news: “Everybody knows the situation,” says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over the transfer of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

“I cannot talk, I’m sorry. There’s plenty of time to talk. I would love to talk, honestly. They tell me not to talk, from a legal perspective, not because I don’t want to.”

Premier League Transfer news: Pep Guardiola speaks on the transfer of Erling Haaland

Norwegian striker Haaland, 21, is one of the hottest prospects when the transfer window opens having scored 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund since his debut in January 2020.

Guardiola said new players can always help his team to improve, whether it comes in the form of transfers or through the youth set-up, and insisted he approves of the steps the club are taking.

Premier League Transfer news: "Everybody knows the situation," says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over the transfer of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Premier League Transfer news: “Everybody knows the situation,” says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over the transfer of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

“We have I guess new players in the squad, some from the academy come up next season,” he said. “New players always helps [us] to be a stronger team. But not one defender or striker will solve our defensive or scoring problems.

“The club always has to have a vision for the future. The decisions the club makes I am aware and supportive 100 per cent.”

Premier League Transfer news: “Everybody knows the situation,” says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola over the transfer of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

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