Man City target Erling Haaland described as 'top class' by Guardiola
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Man City target Erling Haaland described as 'top class' by Guardiola

Erling Haaland's transfer speculations to Manchester City grew after Pep Guardiola described the youngster as top class.

The Norwegian international had scored in 12 of his 14 Champions League appearances for Dortmund before the quarter-final clash with City where he was neutralized by the Premier League champions-elect.

While the 20-year-old had a hand in both goals his team managed against City, he was unable to find the net himself but according to Guardiola, they had to ensure that the player didn’t get the ball as he would have like to.

"I would say this player is almost unstoppable and the best way to defend against these talented players is to not let them have the ball

"They want the ball, they need the ball so don't [let them] have it. For that, we need to play well and try to let him live away from our box. It happened in both games. He is a player not because he is fast, the quality of his first control, how he links with his mates, strong in the air, and good finishing. He's a top-class player, top class, and will be stronger in the future," Guardiola said.

City are currently in the market for a striker to replace Sergio Aguero who will be leaving the club in the summer. The Citizens lined up without a recognized No.9 in both legs of their quarter-final and is believed to be one of the team after Haaland who is wanted by several European clubs.

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