Is Haaland the ‘last piece in the jigsaw puzzle’ for City’s UCL hopes?
Haaland is described as the ‘last piece in the jigsaw puzzle’ for City’s UCL hopes
This transfer saga has been over since the summer of 1998, and the latest twist has brought an end to all four transfers that had been under way.
The transfer deadline day deadline for the Premier League has passed but there is still a chance that a couple of more key players could leave Manchester City.
There is also still a chance that the club could make a further move, and get the deals done without having the Premier League season completely over. This is vital as there could be interest from other clubs desperate to secure some of the central midfielders who have not been playing in front of City’s best players this season.
The players that City wanted to buy
This is where it gets tricky really. There is competition from a number of sides and, for a time, Manchester City had a lot of options – that competition is down to them now.
The club did not want to buy a couple of the players that they had been linked with and were prepared to wait until the summer and use one of the money that they had put on the players to buy two more central midfielders. One of the players they had in mind was Paul Scholes, but the Premier League season had just ended and the club could not wait to make their move.
The City star that was the best in the world and the one that people will probably always remember was the one that many observers had expected, as he was the key figure that had made the best move that City had made in years. The fact that a number of other teams had also been interested in him did not deter City, but the fact that Scholes had a number of offers and was keen to join a club that he felt could offer him a better chance of playing. There have always been people who have tried