Manchester City have received a 28-day loan approach for the services of Erling Haaland.
The 22-year-old joined City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, taking to life in England extremely well.
Haaland has scored a whopping 23 goals in all competitions already with City currently second in the Premier League.
Club football is currently on hiatus with the World Cup just six days away from beginning. Haaland won't be at the tournament as Norway failed to qualify, meaning he'll be out of action for a month.
Seventh-tier Ashton United have spotted an opportunity and decided to try their luck.
An official statement was posted to United's website, which has since crashed due to an influx of traffic.
Manager Michael Clegg explained: "It just makes sense. 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."
Ashton United, who play in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, have only scored 23 goals all season and sit 11th in the table.
It's safe to say Haaland would make a massive impact at the Hurst Cross Stadium if he completed the switch.
City are yet respond to the offer. The chances of them accepting are slim, but if you don't ask, you don't get.
Pep Guardiola's side slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Brentford on Saturday, their second in the Premier League this term.
Haaland started the game but looked off the pace. Brentford became the third team Haaland has failed to score against since moving to the Etihad Stadium, after Bournemouth and Liverpool.
Bees boss Thomas Frank discussed how the away side managed to stifle Haaland in the box.
"I really hoped they played Haaland because it’s only a really big win if you beat them with Haaland in the line up," he told reporters at full-time.
"We had a gameplan and it definitely succeeded. We tried to be aware of closing down [Kevin] De Bruyne, he had very few balls in dangerous areas.
"We were very aware of Haaland in the box and I think we only missed him once when he ran past Ben Mee - the whole team did fantastic but especially the three centre backs. Our performance was very impressive."
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