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Sergio Aguero’s gap in the Manchester City lineup is something that cannot be replaced. He was an irreplaceable option for Pep Guardiola for a few years at Manchester City, and it’s pretty clear that the Spanish boss is missing the services of the Argentine striker. A player cannot be replaced by another player who can be just like him. But another player can create a different legacy in that position with his own talent. So, let’s have a look at the top three strikers that Manchester City will be looking as an option to sign in the summer:

Harry Kane

Manchester City were hunting for a suitable man to fill the void left up top after Sergio Aguero’s move to Barcelona, which saw Kane publicly highlight his intentions to play alongside Kevin De Bruyne and compete for major trophies towards the latter stages of the previous campaigns.

Harry Kane has been Tottenham’s main man for years now, but a lack of silverware with the north Londoners and a desire to begin a new chapter led Manchester City to come knocking for him last summer. Manchester City had four separate bids for the Tottenham striker turned down in the summer, with the north London club refusing to sell him.

Like last year, City will try to sign the English striker if they can’t go for other options. “Now you can say, ‘Harry Kane didn’t come and everything is going well’ but at the time I didn’t know it,” City boss Pep Guardiola told reporters in February.

“We tried, but Tottenham were clear that it was not going to happen.”

Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski, who worked under Pep Guardiola during the Catalan’s time at Bayern Munich, could look to leave the German Champions this summer, despite being contracted until 2023. There have been strong reports of the Polish striker deciding to move away from the Bavarians in search of new challenges. Real Madrid were leading the race, but City could lure him easily with the help of Pep Guardiola. 

Erling Haaland

Right now, Erling Haaland is the most realistic option that City can look upon, as they are one of the teams that are leading the race to sign him in the coming summer. The other two clubs are FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF. 

Now, there has been a significant update in Manchester City’s pursuit of the Norweigan, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claiming that Txiki Begiristain, the Etihad club’s Director of Football, had a direct meeting with Mino Raiola in Monaco regarding Haaland.