Football: FIFA World Cup 2022

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An English seventh-division side has made an audacious attempt to sign Manchester City striker Erling Haaland on a 28-day loan during the FIFA World Cup.

Haaland is one of a number of big names that will enjoy a month off after Norway failed to qualify for the showpiece tournament in Qatar.

In a bid to secure a major coup, Ashton United FC, a team which plays in the Northern Premier League Premier Division in the seventh tier of English football, wants Haaland to don its colours for the next month.

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“It just makes sense,” said Ashton United manager Michael Clegg in a club statement.

“City aren’t playing, and we want to help by keeping Erling fit. It 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.”

The statement noted that an official bid had been made, but was met with no response from Manchester City.

Haaland, who is currently valued at more than $260 million, has thrived since joining City last summer.

The 22-year-old has slammed in 23 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions, including 18 Premier League goals this season.

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