Is Haaland the ‘last piece in the jigsaw puzzle’ for City’s UCL hopes?
Fernando Torres is a favourite to play in front of his adoring Bluebirds following his sensational goal against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final but he is just one of a host of potential replacements who could feature for the Spanish global in the summer.
The club has signed a host of other young players, including James Maddison (left) and Jonjoe Kenny, who have been seen as potential future replacements for Torres.
Hull City have made clear their intention to bring in the best possible talent to aid their pursuit of a sustained top-four place and Torres’s decision-making for Real Madrid was, from an early stage, something fans in the Stadium of Light will relish.
But what of Haaland? Is there still room for the 20-year-old right-back to prove himself at Arsenal?
The Gunners have managed their first choice right-back for two years, when Laurent Koscielny was sold to a major club and their last signing was a £11.5m move for Ashley Williams from QPR in 2015.
Hull have yet to make any new signings this summer and are understood to be looking to bring back young players of a similar status.
In this respect, they have followed the same strategy that City did in recent years, which saw them bring in young players who had graduated from the academy system.
Haaland, for example, was scouted for the first time last year and the young defender was spotted by City scout Marc-Antoine Femenet, who also spotted the 20-year-old centre-back.
The move was made official a month after the pair had first spoken, when City completed a £12m deal for the Denmark international on the final day of last season.
Hull City have made clear their intention to bring in the best available talent