Date: 22nd October 2022 at 9:30am
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Manchester City return to action on Saturday afternoon as they host Brighton and Hove Albion at The Etihad. 

The Premier League champions’ game against Arsenal, that was scheduled for Wednesday, was cancelled to allow The Gunners to face PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League.

Now Pep Guardiola’s team face a Brighton side that haven’t scored in any of their last three league matches, although they did draw 3-3 against Liverpool in Roberto De Zerbi’s first game in charge.

Erling Haaland will be looking to add to his remarkable tally of goals so far, with the Norwegian having scored 20 goals in his last 13 games for The Citizens.

The striker’s superb form has sparked speculation that Real Madrid could make a move for the player in the summer of 2024, but new reports suggest that Haaland may remain in Manchester.

As reported by to 90min, the player’s agent has welcomed the idea of Haaland penning a contract extension with his current employers.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Rafaela Pimenta said that she hopes the player does stay put.

Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm

“I hope so,” she replied when asked if a new contract could be spoken about soon.

“If they [City] want to discuss today, we’d be happy. Why not? Always good.”

Haaland signed a five-year deal with City when he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £51 million over the summer.

Rumours suggest that there is a release clause in the deal – becoming active in 2024 – that would allow Haaland to leave if an offer of 200 million euros is tabled.

The striker has established himself as one of the world’s best players over the past few years, boasting a prolific strike rate in each of the last three seasons.

The Norway international scored 29 goals in 27 games for Austrian club RB Salzburg, before netting 86 goals in 89 games for German side Dortmund.

He has continued that remarkable scoring record at City, having already amassed a six-goal lead over Harry Kane in the race for the golden boot.

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