Pep Guardiola May Have Made Mistake in Releasing Jesus and Buying Haaland

Manchester City won convincingly on a 4-0 scoreline against Bournemouth today and unlike last week against Westham, Erling Haaland failed to appear on the score sheet and his perceived average performance of maintaining below 10 Touches in the match has been the main talking point.

However, looking at the former striker of the club, Gabriel Jesus shining for his new club, Arsenal today by bagging a brace for the side, it now appears Pep Guardiola has made a deadly mistake in his transfer decision this summer.

Instead of releasing Gabriel who has adapted so well to his tactics and styles, he should have let the Brazilian forward stay at the club, as it is evident Haaland’s few touches being below 10 against Bournemouth says how long it may take him to adapt well at City.


As it was already clamoured before the Norwegian’s move to the club, Jesus is a mobile striker who can switch comfortably across the three positions upfront, while Haaland is a traditional striker who can only thrive well in the center-forward position.

Haaland may eventually adapt to Manchester City’s style of football but it may take longer than expected.

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