It is no secret that Manchester City are hot on the trail of Boru sia Dortmund starlet Erling Haaland, as the Premier League champions look to finally replace Sergio Aguero, who departed the Etihad Stadium at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.With Agero leaving as the club's all-time leading goal-scorer, the player incoming to takeover the centre- Jrue Holiday Jersey forward role will have big shoes to fill - but City feels Haaland is their man.The Steven Adams Jersey 21-year-old has registered a staggering tally of 102 goal involvements in just 84 games for the Bundesliga club, and as a result, now finds himself to be the hottest commodity in Europe heading into the summer transfer market.Various reports this week have pointed to the fact that City are ready to activate Haaland's 63 million release clause in the summer.They will also reportedly offer him a salary on par with the current highest-paid player at the Etihad Stadium, NBA New Orleans Pelicans Jeresy Kevin De Bruyne.While City will are ready to pay the asking price for the striker, an exclusive report from has revealed that they would prefer not to pay the transfer fee in one lump sum.As per the information in the report, the Premier League club could offer Boru sia Dortmund a deal in which they pay more than the 63 million asking fee, but will stagger the payments out over time.Scroll to ContinueThe growing feeling around the situation is that Manchester City are in Jarrod Uthoff Jersey pole position to capture the Norway international's signature.However, with Real Madrid as the other reported suitor, City will know that a club of their stature can not be ruled out if it comes down to a bidding war for one of Europe's top prospects.Pep Guardiola has seen the succe ses of his false nine system over the past two years, but even he knows a clinical number nine would improve his teams' fortunes in front of goal tenfold.Follow City Stanley Johnson Jersey Xtra on social media: | | |