The Norwegian has always been a Manchester City fan
Guardiola FC welcomes Eredivisie star Haaland
06/13/2022 1:06 PM
A month ago, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund agreed to change star Erling Haaland. The Norwegian striker leaves Roerbot after 89 official matches and 86 goals. Now Pep Guardiola’s club is officially making the change.
Now the mega transfer is officially done. The star Erling Haaland is a Manchester City player as of July 1, 2022. The Norwegian has signed a contract with coach Pep Guardiola’s club 2027. Borussia Dortmund had to let the striker go for just €75m due to an exit clause in the contract. There was an agreement on the transfer for a long time.
“This is a proud day for me and my family,” Haaland said in his first interview with Manchester City. “I’ve always been a fan of City, especially in recent years. They play exciting football, create a lot of chances and obviously that’s perfect for my matches. There are many world class players in the team and Pep is one of the greatest coaches of all time. I think I’m in The right place to make my dreams come true.
Erling is not the first Haaland at Manchester City. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Alfie, who was set in the English working-class town nearly 22 years ago. There he quickly became popular with the public, but soon had to end his career due to a knee injury. Shortly before joining City in the summer of 2000, his son Erling was born in Leeds.
Great talent Haaland
Thus, future player Pep Guardiola also appeared twice in the Manchester City shirt when it was presented on social media. Once as a teenager, he wore the colors of his father’s former club from an early age, and once under the name Haaland that he is today. The player who is considered one of the most famous football stars.
“I was born in England,” Haaland explained. “I’ve been a City fan my whole life. I know a lot about the club and I feel a little bit here.” At home, this has been Borussia Dortmund since his January 2020 move, which he also bid farewell to on social media at the weekend and which he will leave in impressive numbers. He scored 86 goals in just 89 competitive matches. Numbers to be measured in the future.
Txiki Begiristain, Nationals sporting director, said: “Erling is a great talent and has been one of the best strikers in Europe over the past few seasons. He’s only 21, his best years still ahead of him and we’re convinced that Pep will make it even better.”
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