2021/2022 Premier League season champions, Manchester City have completed the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Naija News recalls that the Norwegian professional footballer had passed medicals at Manchester City in May after the top club showed keen interest in bringing him to the Etihad Stadium
Man City took interest in Haaland after considering his goalscoring reputation following impressive spells at Molde FK, Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund.
The 21-year-old Norwegian international netted a total of 86 goals in 89 games in two-and-a-half seasons with the Black and Yellows, winning the German Cup and the Bundesliga Player of the Season award in 2020/21.
Haaland while speaking to journalists today at the Etihad said it was a proud day for him to be in England, especially with Manchester City.
He said: “This is a proud day for me and my family,” he told mancity.com after completing his move.
“I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.
“There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfil my ambitions.
“I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here. This is a great move for me and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”
In his remark, Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We have been monitoring Erling for several years now, so we are delighted to bring him here to Manchester City.
“He is a huge talent and has been one of the best strikers in Europe over the last few seasons. His goalscoring record is exceptional and his performances at Borussia Dortmund and in the Champions League, in particular, have proved he can succeed at the highest level.
“Erling has everything we want in a striker and we are certain he will excel in this squad and this system.
“His rise has been remarkable, but he is still only 21. His best years are ahead of him and we are confident he can get even better working with Pep.
“This is a very exciting signing for our club, and I am sure our fans will enjoy watching Erling perform in this team,”
Naija News understands that Haaland’s shirt number would soon be made available once his squad number is confirmed.
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