- Erling Haaland has been outstanding ever since he arrived at Etihad from Borussia Dortmund this past summer, with 19 goals in 12 games so far
- However, Haaland is surprisingly facing competition from PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, who has the same goals plus assists as him
- Gakpo has 12 goals and 10 assists this season, while Haaland has 19 goals and three assists
Erling Haaland has been scoring for fun this season, whether in the Premier League or in the Champions League.
However, Manchester United's target and PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo has quietly been killing it in the Eredivisie and the Europa League.
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After PSV's match in the Europa League on Thursday night versus Swiss outfit FC Zurich, a startling stat revealed Gakpo had 22 goal contributions this season, the same as the peerless Erling Haaland.
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Haaland's stats in front of goals are obviously ludicrous. 19 goals in 12 matches alone catapult him to the top of the world. However, Gakpo's 12 goals and 10 assists make him an all-around player, according to transfermarkt.
Whether Gakpo can keep up with Haaland, who's backed by a well-oiled machine, is another story altogether. Nevertheless, it is hard to ignore Gakpo's impressive performances this season, and just maybe Haaland should be the one looking over his shoulder.
In Thursday's match, the Dutch winger showed why the big boys are after him by scoring a marvellous goal.
He played a one-two with Joey Veerman before unleashing a thunderous effort into the top corner from just outside the box, according to Sportbible.
Manchester United were close to signing the youngster this summer but ended up with Ajax's Antony. However, Old Trafford is still optimistic that they will eventually move for the 23-year-old.
Haaland's astounding weekly wages revealed
Sports Brief earlier reported on Erling Haaland reportedly earning a staggering £865 000 per week, making him the highest-paid footballer in the world.
Reports indicated that the Norwegian earns £45 million per year, with PSG star Kylian Mbappe following him closely after a bumper deal in the summer.
Man City signed Haaland for £51 million from Borussia Dortmund last season, and so far, he's been worth every penny.