After being introduced as Manchester City’s latest signing, Erling Haaland has told the rest of the Premier League that he is certain of scoring goals, winning trophies, and progressing as a player.
The Norwegian has agreed to a five-year deal with the Premier League winners, joining from Borussia Dortmund for a sum of £51 million, which will increase to £85.5 million with various add-ons.
After scoring 29 goals in 27 games for Red Bull Salzburg, the 21-year-old scored 86 goals in 89 outings for Dortmund.
He has also scored 20 goals in his 21 caps for his country, so much is expected of him as he lands in the Premier League to play for the top team in the country.
Haaland intends to maintain his prolific scoring streak, win trophies, and progress as a player, and, worryingly for his future opponents, he is certain of completing all three.
‘This is a proud day for me and my family,’ he said on his debut, according to the club’s official website. ‘I’ve always enjoyed watching City, especially in recent seasons. You can’t help but love their style of play; it’s lively and full of opportunities, which is ideal for a player like myself.
‘With so many world-class players in this squad and Pep being one of the best managers of all time, I believe I am in the right situation to achieve my goals.’
‘I want to score goals, win trophies, and progress as a footballer, and I believe I can do it here.’ This is a fantastic opportunity for me, and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.’
Erling Haaland’s father, Alfie, played for City from 2000 to 2003, so he has a deep connection to the club and is enthused about the style of play they have adopted under Pep Guardiola.
‘Because I was born in England, I’ve been a City supporter my entire life, and I know a lot about the team.’ ‘I feel a little at home here,’ he explained.
‘I also believe I can develop and improve my game at City.’
‘I enjoy the style and the attacking football.’ I enjoy the upbeat atmosphere that City creates when they play football. I think it’s a great match.’