The non-league club, Ashton United from the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the seventh-tier of English football, has made a surprisingly optimistic request for the Manchester City star player Erling Haaland.
The seventh-tier club put forward a bizarre 28-day loan offer for the City superstar with the hopes that they can offer him an ideal solution for maintaining his match fitness during his dry spell.
This cheeky bid to carry off the Norwegian sensation away from their next-door neighbours Manchester City for a whole 6-week period derives itself from the fact that while domestic and league football is set to take the back seat, paving the way for the real global exhibition about to kick-start in Qatar, the astonishing Haaland will remain out of action in a short hiatus the entire time because his national team failed to qualify.
“With the current Premier League champions not in action until late December due to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, The Robins have reached out to our neighbors at the Etihad in order to keep Haaland’s match fitness with him not being involved in Qatar,” Ashton affirmed in their statement.
The 22-year-old joined Manchester City earlier this summer in 2022 and, since then, has had a stupefying run in the league. With his prolific performance, smashing 18 goals within 13 league games, he has taken the entire English Premier League by storm and is proving himself a great asset to the sky blues.
Ashton has confirmed the speculation into facts in an official statement about how they had submitted the request to City for loaning out their big-name player and were only waiting for Cityzen’s confirmation.
“Manchester City aren’t playing, and we want to help by keeping Erling Haaland fit. This move makes more sense than him playing golf for six weeks. We think he will be a great fit for us and would slot in with our squad dynamic really well,” said Ashton’s manager Michael Clegg.
So far, Ashton has not received any response from the sky blues. The Norwegian striker will be on a break while his other teammates, who wouldn’t be featured in the World Cup, will be part of a training camp in Abu Dhabi.