Pep finally responds to Haaland links

English Premier League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has responded with the club's links with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Haaland is reportedly set to make a decision about his future in the coming weeks as he looks set to join a bigger club next season.

Man City, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all been heavily linked with the Norwegian striker, who has netted 22 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this season.

"Since I am here, every month or two months people say we are going to sign 50 players. Right now, listen, It’s impossible that I am going to talk about some guy who is not here. He’s a Dortmund player and we’ve an incredible run ahead of us," Guardiola said, as per Goal.

"At the end of the season it is the transfer window and many things are going to happen. Maybe I speak about this club needing a striker for next five, six, seven years maybe once in last 12 months. I’m not going to be the guy saying we are a success or not a success because we didn’t have a striker.

"We have to play good and arrive with seven or eight players in the box. This is the best way to score goals. We are right now, heading into a game to try to get to Wembley in the semi finals of the FA Cup, we are in the last eight teams of the Champions League.

"We'd love to be 20 points ahead of Liverpool but this is impossible but we are there. What we have done so far is great. then we come back and play the games, pray the players come back from international teams with no injuries and we fight to try to do it."

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