Manchester City reveal coveted superstar Haaland – RT Sport News
The former Borussia Dortmund forward has joined the English club on a running deal until at least 2027
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have announced the signing of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland on a five-year contract.
A deal to acquire the 21-year-old from Borussia Dortmund was agreed in May after City activated his £51.2 million ($62.5 million) release clause.
On Monday, however, with Haaland fresh off a brace in a 3-2 Nations League win over Sweden for his country, the son of former Sky Blues player Alfie Haaland was finally unveiled by the Abu Dhabi-backed giants.
In an interview on the club’s official website, lifelong City fan Erling Haaland spoke of a « proud day » for him and his family.
« I’ve always watched City and loved doing it over the last few seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create lots of chances which is perfect for a player like me. he added.
Haaland said he believes he is in the right place to achieve his ambitions given that there are « so many world-class players » in the city squad commanded by « one of the greatest managers of all time » to Pep Guardiola.
Haaland wants above all « Score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer »and is confident he can do it at the Etihad.
« It’s a great decision for me and I can’t wait to start pre-season, » he concluded.
Achieving an astonishing 86 times in 89 appearances for Dortmund, Haaland, who City have described as one of the best in the world « the most coveted strikers »should manage to find the goals he dreams of in the North West of England as well as the silverware given that City have won four of the last five Premier League titles on offer.
City director of football Txiki Begiristain says the club are monitoring Haaland « for several years now »and called him a « huge talent » who has been one of Europe’s best strikers in recent seasons.
Highlighting his goalscoring record, City were impressed with his performances in the Champions League and said they had « everything you want in a striker ».
Haaland’s arrival ends City’s search for a long-term successor to the club’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero, who left last summer before having to retire following a heart attack at FC Barcelona.
It could also speed up the expected departure of Gabriel Jesus, who has been linked with Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Haaland is yet to receive a number so he could take the Brazil international’s No.9 before the start of the 2022/2023 season if Jesus does indeed leave.
On Twitter, English legend and expert Gary Lineker Noted that Haaland’s signature is a ‘decisive moment for the Premier League’ like, for the first time, a young superstar « wanted by all » chose an English outfit instead « Spanish Giants » like Real Madrid or Barcelona.
With Kylian Mbappe refusing Los Blancos to renew his terms at PSG until 2025 as well, it’s easy to see why new money clubs such as Parisians and City are seen as a threat to the balance of power in the world. elite European football.
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