Man City are about to be handed 'big' Erling Haaland transfer boost - pundit
Alan Hutton has suggested tying Pep Guardiola down to a new contract would hand Man City a big boost in their bid to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted working with the Spanish manager will be a “big draw” for the 21-year-old striker.
As reported by the Mirror (30 April), City are confident Guardiola, 51, will sign a new deal after holding initial talks over terms that run until 2025.
As revealed by Football Insider back in February, City are also in pole position to strike a £68million deal to sign Haaland.
The Athletic (19 April) claim the striker has given his representatives the green light to negotiate a move to the Etihad after agreeing initial personal terms.
Hutton insisted a new deal for Guardiola would only help convince Haaland to sign.
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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “These guys have got a big draw, a big pull.
“The best players in the world want to play for these guys like Klopp and Pep. That’s why they go to the team.
“To know that he’s tied down for a prolonged period of time is only going to enhance that when they’re wanting to bring these players in, the likes of Haaland.
“They don’t want to be with him for six months and then he leaves, that’s not ideal. It would probably be good to see.
“Everybody loves watching these guys. We love the antics on the side of the pitch and everything that goes along with it.
“I want you to see him here for the foreseeable future. It will be good for football and hopefully, it actually happens now.”