The rich are getting richer. Manchester City, already considered the most talented team in the world, has added Erling Haaland, who is arguably the best young player in the game, according to CBS Soccer Insider Fabrizio Romano. The former Borussia Dortmund player is seen by many as one of the best strikers in the game and has had an incredibly prolific career despite being only 21 years old.
Haaland completed a medical with City on Monday and will be announced this week as a new citizen player, to fill the void in the striker that has plagued the club over the past few seasons. Major European clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona have taken an interest in the striker as one of theIt fell before the window opened in June. Haaland is expected to bid farewell to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday after the last game of the season at home against Hertha Berlin.
The Norway international, who came onto the scene by scoring nine goals in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup match, made a name for himself on the European stage under American Jesse Marsh at Red Bull Salzburg before improving in Dortmund. At Salzburg, he scored 28 goals in 22 matches during the half of the 2019-20 season. He moved to Dortmund in January of 2020 and scored 16 goals in 18 matches. His first full season in Germany saw him net 41 times in 41 matches, and so far this season he has scored 28 goals in 29 matches. In 199 professional matches for the club, he scored 154 goals.
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Haaland was actually born in England – Leeds specifically – where Marsh, his former manager, is now coaching him. Haaland’s father, Alf Inge Haaland, was playing for Leeds at the time and later moved to Man City.
He joins Pep Guardiola’s side looking to overtake the Champions League hump after stumbling time after time. Although there are problems in defence, the need for a striker is also evident, despite dominating locally. Haaland is arguably the most talented striker they have ever had and will provide them with their first dominant striker since the start of Sergio Aguero’s career.
Haaland chose the Manchester City project after a long time of thought that included his super agent Mino Raiola,But she was part of the process to the end. Haaland underwent medical examinations on Monday in Brussels, and in the coming hours Manchester City will activate the release clause as stated in the deal with Borussia Dortmund. The partial article will eventually be closer to $63.3 million (€60 million) instead of $79.2 million (€75 million) as previously reported. In addition, Haaland’s camp has agreed with Manchester City on a salary not exceeding that of Kevin De Bruyne, which is now worth around $462,700 per week (£375,000). Haaland will sign a five-year deal until June 2027.
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