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Thierry Henry names the Haaland alternative Man City should’ve signed

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The Arsenal legend weighed in on the debate over Erling Haaland’s overall impact at Man City.

Harry Kane would’ve been a better fit at Manchester City than Erling Haaland, according to Thierry Henry.

Haaland has lightened up the goal charts in his first season at the Etihad, scoring 25 times in 21 Premier League games. However, with City having been off the top of the table for most of the campaign, some pundits have questioned the striker’s overall impact.

It comes just over a year after City failed to sign three-time Golden Boot winner Kane from Tottenham in the summer of 2021.

Henry explains why Kane would’ve been a better fit

“I would say that if I had to build a team to win,” Henry said on CBS when questioned if he would rather have Kane over Haaland.

“For example, I thought Man City were going to go for Harry Kane. We all know they wanted him, but I thought they were going to come back in. I thought he is the typical striker for City. I think it would’ve been better. He became complete, he became an all-around player, and this is what I like about him.

“We all know what he can do and all know what he can do in the box, but what he does outside of the box now for his team this is something that I have to respect massively. He became for me, over the last two, three years, a complete striker.”

Henry also suggested Haaland’s arrival has made City more predictable in games during his interview.

The 22-year-old Norway international is currently a doubt for Man City’s top-of-the-table clash with Premier League leaders Arsenal on Wednesday. For betting tips and stats, visit the Ace Football link here.