Erling Haaland has now officially joined Man City. His move comes as a big boost for the club. They made the news official last month on their social media handle. However, the unveiling of the player is also now done. He joins in a 5-year deal from Dortmund. The fee for his transfer will reach upwards of 50 million euros.
Notably, City recently won the PL title last month. They beat Liverpool to finish up top. However, they have lacked a striker to lead their attack for the past two seasons. The latest number nine that played for the club is now retired. Nevertheless, Haaland is all set to fill that spot in the team.
Haaland rose to prominence at RB Salzburg in 2020. However, he made his name at the German club Dortmund. The striker holds the record of 62 goals in 67 matches for BVB. Besides, he is also a regular scorer for his national side Norway. Hence, Haaland has joined Man City with high hopes. Let us bring you all the updates from this move.
Erling Haaland has joined Man City: Unveiling done!
Haaland has a history with Man City since 2000. His father was a regular in the City team back then. However, his career was cut short due to a leg injury. Besides, Erling Haaland was also born in England. He mentions the influence of these facts in his decision to come to the club. In his first interview as a Man City player, Haaland also states that he feels at home here. City fans also loved it when Haaland called City his favourite club growing up. Furthermore, in his unveiling post, City shared a photo of Haaland in the club’s shirt back from his dad’s playing days. That post has sent the fans into a frenzy.
Besides, Haaland could don the number 15 shirt at his new club. It was the same number that his father occupied at City. However, the number 9 shirt also remains a possibility.
Will the move work out?
At 21, Haaland has a lot of time on his hand to develop. In his first interview, he mentions Pep Guardiola as a vital reason behind his move.
He believes they can work well in the same team. And he is not wrong. When you combine Haaland’s skills with the way Pep’s team plays, the result could be bad news for other sides. However, Pep has previously struggled with world-class strikers in his managerial career. Nevertheless, the transfer promises a big success on and off the field. City fans can’t wait to watch the star striker play for their team.