Erling Haaland Joins Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund

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Erling Haaland

Man City complete signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. 

Manchester City announced that Erling Haaland had completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to the Premier League champions.

 

At the Etihad Stadium, Erling Haaland, 21, signed a five-year contract.

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Erling Haaland said: “This is a day of celebration for me and my family. I’ve always enjoyed watching City, and I’ve especially enjoyed it in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play; it’s fast-paced and full of opportunities, which is ideal for a player like me.

“I believe I am in the right place to achieve my goals because this squad contains so many world-class players and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time.

 

“I want to score goals, win trophies, and improve as a football player, and I am confident that I will be able to do so here. This is a fantastic opportunity for me, and I’m looking forward to getting started in preseason.”

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City confirmed a deal with the Bundesliga club to sign the striker in May after paying a €60 million ($64 million) release clause.

 

City beat Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to sign the Norway international, who was one of the most sought-after young players in the world.

 

In his first full season with Dortmund, Erling Haaland scored 41 goals in 41 games after joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020. After making his international debut in 2019, he has scored 20 goals in 21 games for Norway. This season, he scored 36 goals in 34 appearances for both club and country.

 

Txiki Begiristain, the city’s director of football, added: “We’ve been watching Erling Haaland for a long time and are delighted to welcome him to Manchester City.

 

“He is a huge talent who has been one of Europe’s best strikers in recent seasons. His goal-scoring record is outstanding, and his performances at Borussia Dortmund, particularly in the Champions League, have shown that he can compete at the highest level.

 

Erling Haaland possesses all of the qualities we look for in a striker, and we are confident that he will thrive in this squad and system.

 

“Despite his meteoric rise, he is still only 21 years old. His best years are still ahead of him, and we’re confident that working with Pep will help him improve even more.

 

“This is a fantastic signing for our club, and I am confident that our supporters will enjoy seeing Erling Haaland perform in this lineup.”

 

Erling Haaland will be an important addition to Pep Guardiola’s team as they attempt to become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to win the league three times in a row.

ERLING HAALAND: GOAL MACHINE

So far, Haaland’s career has been defined by one thing: goals.

In the six years since his professional debut, he has scored at an incredible rate, and his attributes make him the archetypal centre-forward in every sense of the word.

He will provide this City side with the option of an out and out striker that has been unavailable since Sergio Aguero left last summer. Strong, tall, quick, good in the air, and capable of scoring a variety of goals off either foot, he will provide this City side with the option of an out and out striker that has been unavailable since Sergio Aguero left last summer.

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When the younger Erling Haaland was three years old, the family moved to Bryne in southern Norway, where father Alfie was then plying his trade in the Premier League.

He joined his hometown club when he was ten years old and progressed through the youth system before making his debut in the Norwegian second tier three months before his sixteenth birthday.

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