Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland believes that Manchester City are among the favourites to win the Champions League this season.
When asked in a recent interview which club is likely to lift Europe’s top prize in May, the Norwegian international replied:
“I think either Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid will win the Champions League.”
Considering that Real Madrid, in particular, are not among the top contenders for the Champions League this season, City supporters on Twitter are speculating that Haaland may be listing his potential next clubs instead:
He just stated the teams he will likely join
— Tega🇳🇬🇬🇧🇧🇼 (@realtega001) January 27, 2022
Just go to real madrid
— Raymond Wangsaly (@RaymondWangsal7) January 28, 2022
He didn’t say Barca 😮😮
— Blue Alex 🍌 – (@Alex8Mcfc) January 28, 2022
Snuck in psg 😭😭
— vhoooosh (@vhoooosh) January 27, 2022
If Haaland isn’t coming to City, I hope he doesn’t waste his career in the farmers league with PSG.
— steve bower (@bowermcfc) January 27, 2022
Man said psg…😆😆😆
— shawn (@BluuMoonRising) January 27, 2022
Feel like he heard that question as “name three clubs you could join this summer”
— Aaron (@AJMCFC_) January 28, 2022
C’ mon City… make it happen
— Joonis Sekeh (@JSekeh) January 27, 2022
Whether Haaland is actually revealing anything about his transfer preferences here, it is hard to tell. Omitting the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Chelsea (who are the last three winners of the Champions League) is certainly surprising though.
Haaland is expected to be on the move next summer when his €75m (£62.5m) release clause is activated, and City fans are very much hoping he picks the Etihad as his next destination, rather than either Madrid or Paris.