Manchester Metropolis bought their Premier League season off to a powerful begin by securing a 2-0 win over West Ham United thanks to 2 objectives from Erling Haaland.
With 166 appearances underneath his belt for his three earlier golf equipment, the striker discovered the web 135 instances in complete, highlighting how harmful he’s in entrance of objective.
Having now bought his Premier League goalscoring document off to a flyer, the remaining weeks of the summer season switch window may see the champions usher in somebody that would assist the Norwegian add to his objective tally.
Earlier within the window, Metropolis walked away from securing a deal for Marc Cucurella earlier than he finally joined Chelsea from Brighton & Hove Albion in a transfer price £63m.
One other left-back the Residents have been linked with a €15m (£12.6m) transfer for since giving up on signing Cucurella is RSC Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez.
His debut season in Belgium noticed just one different outfield determine play extra minutes than the Spaniard, who ended the marketing campaign with 5 objectives and 11 assists to his title in 34 appearances.
To additional spotlight his attacking expertise, no different participant on the Belgian membership got here near delivering as many crosses because the full-back did (284).
Would Sergio Gomez be a superb signing for Man Metropolis?
The truth is, no different participant in all the league supplied extra crosses than the 21-year-old, which exhibits simply how helpful he’s in an attacking sense. It additionally exhibits why having a participant like him supplying crosses into Haaland may very well be a terrifying prospect for Premier League defences to cope with.
It additionally makes it straightforward to see why Metropolis have turned their consideration to him after the saga involving Cucurella.
Dubbed because the “king of assists” and a “very good footballer” by soccer expertise scout, Jacek Kulig, on Twitter, Gomez actually has what it takes so as to add an additional attacking dynamic to Pep Guardiola’s facet. Briefly, there are only a few full-backs on the continent who’d have the ability to ship Haaland with higher service into the penalty space than the Anderlecht man.
Thus, with the Manchester membership seeing Oleksandr Zinchenko make a transfer to Arsenal this summer season, Metropolis are actually mild in that third of the pitch, which means securing a deal for Gomez needs to be the membership’s essential precedence earlier than the window closes.