Premier League goalscoring sensation Erling Haaland might inadvertently be blocking a new Nike boot deal for Harry Kane – because the Norwegian is their top priority.
It has been reported that although Kane's deal with Nike has expired, they haven't rushed coming to a new agreement as they adjust their budget while keeping an eye on Haaland.
The Manchester City hotshot, currently without a deal, has worn boots made by Nike, Adidas and Puma so far this season as he leads the domestic scoring charts with 11 goals.
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Kane has continued to wear Nike, having had lucrative deals with them in the past, with The Telegraph reporting that he is set to sign again after the World Cup.
The report adds that although Haaland won't be at the tournament in Qatar due to Norway's failure to qualify, his name is already one of the most marketable in the sport.
Kane's deals with Lucozade and Beats have also expired, with his brother Charlie and father Pat now helping to organise his life off the pitch.
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The 29-year-old has also appointed former Leyton Orient commercial director Josh Stephens to pursue commercial deals, with link ups with Hugo Boss menswear and TCL in the past.
Back in January during his time with Borussia Dortmund, Haaland was seen wearing battered boots after his previous Nike agreement came to an end.
The striker's €1million (£836,000) deal is believed to have come to an end on January 1st, with rumours linking him to a mega-deal with Puma worth €8m (£6.7m).
Puma CEO Bjurn Gulden was quoted as saying at the time: "I would like to have him under contract, that can happen."
Haaland has since hit the ground running at City with 14 goals from his first 10 appearances, with Kane managing six from his nine outings.
The former Red Bull Salzburg is also seven years younger than his counterpart at 22, which will no doubt play a factor in potential long-term deals.
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