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Man City confirm signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

Tom Gott
Haaland has joined Man City
Haaland has joined Man City / Michael Campanella/GettyImages
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Manchester City have finalised the signing of Norway striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland was wanted by most top sides across Europe but it was confirmed last month that City had won the race for his signature, with the Premier League champions parting with a cool £55m to land the 21-year-old.

With Norway's international break now over, Haaland has jetted into Manchester to put pen to paper on a five-year contract.

“This is a proud day for me and my family,” he said. “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.”

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.”


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