With the Premier League paused for the commencement of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Ashton United have attempted to lure Erling Haaland into joining the club on loan.
Based in Manchester, the team in the seventh division of English football confirmed that they have approached City over a 28-day loan for the superstar, which has certainly taken many fans by surprise.
A striker, who has scored 23 goals in 18 appearances since joining the club in the summer from Borussia Dortmund, would drop down to a side that has only scored 23 goals as a team in 19 league games this season.
𝘾𝙇𝙐𝘽 𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙏𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 – 𝙀𝙍𝙇𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙃𝘼𝘼𝙇𝘼𝙉𝘿#aufc can confirm that an approach has been made for @ManCity striker Erling Haaland.
— Ashton United FC (@AshtonUnitedFC) November 14, 2022
It is safe to say that Haaland’s firepower could be of great benefit to the non-league club, as well as an attraction to the club for herds of football fans during the World Cup.
Ashton are awaiting a response from City, in the hope that the current Premier League champions agree to the proposed deal.
“City aren’t playing, and we want to help by keeping Erling fit, it makes more sense than him playing golf for six weeks.