Haaland might help Chelsea to sign his own best friend as The Blues are interested in

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Blues scouts have been watching the Bundesliga team’s 22-year-old standout perform well.

Jacobs told CaughtOffside that Chelsea’s technical director Christopher Vivell is a “huge fan” of Szoboszlai, a man he knows from their time together at Leipzig.

In addition, Szoboszlai reportedly contacted Erling Haaland of Manchester City to inquire about living in England. The two are close friends because they played on the same Red Bull Salzburg team some years ago.

According to Jacobs, Szoboszlai has discussed life in England in depth with his close friend Erling Haaland.

Last week, Szoboszlai was connected with a move to Stamford Bridge, so this summer’s ruмors around his future are heating up.

The attacking midfielder has contributed directly to 18 goals in 32 appearances for Leipzig this season, so it’s no wonder that clubs are ruмored to be interested in signing him.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb from last week, Chelsea are now in negotiations with Leipzig for the dynamic playmaker. Even Graham Potter’s side believes they are close to reaching an agreement.

Our opinion is that Chelsea’s ties to Szoboszlai should be treated with a grain of salt.

Graham Potter’s squad already has an abundance of options in the attacking areas of the field.

The Blues require a No. 9 to lead the line, but they have a plethora of players who can play in wide positions or No. 10 pockets.

Haaland is doing at Man City in Premier League what nobody expected

Erling Haaland not only leads the Premier League in goals scored, but he also plays a significant role in their creation.

Examining the Premier League assist charts for the current season rҽveals the obvious suspects.

Kevin De Bruyne is three ahead of Bukayo Saka, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, and Andy Robertson and Mo Salah of Liverpool are also included. One of the figures rounding out the top ten is more sᴜrprising: Manchester City’s towering striker Erling Haaland.

There has been a lot made about how Haaland makes the City squad less fluid and dynamic, with his permanent presence up front making them more predictable than when they have no obvious focal point. The fact that City has scored 27 league goals with a third of the season remaining suggests that they are no worse off for playing more conventional.

Nevertheless, just nine players in the league have more assists than Haaland. He scored his sixth goal in Saturday’s victory over Newcastle, and the scary leap that accompanied his celebration was genuinely terrifying.

Not only has Haaland exceeded expectations with 33 goals in all competitions this season, but his assist total is more than helpful to Pep Guardiola in assisting the squad in scoring. The Norwegian’s personal best in the Bundesliga for Dortmund is seven, and there is every potential he will surpass it before the end of the season.

It could be that being in a more offensive team that produces more opportunities implies that Haaland will automatically get more assists playing for this City club. Nevertheless, while his goalscoring has been repeatedly disputed there has been little discussion about his extra, less noticeable labor that allows his teammates to succeed.

Haaland’s reaction after Bernardo’s goal against Newcastle dispelled any notion that the striker is only thrilled when he scores. “He’s a man in the locker room after the game who didn’t score but is happy because we won,” Guardiola remarked.

“Look at the manner he celebrated the score from Bernardo. Just have a peek.

“When this occurs, the body language of these types of situations rҽveals that this individual is involved. He desires to score goals, and he will continue to do so. Yet what he desires is victory. We won the game and are still present.”

Haaland’s season will be defined by goals, particularly the critical goals he scores or fails to score in the remaining Premier League and Champions League’s key games. If he can continue to contribute assists, he could help City achieve glory in ways that have not been discussed.