Manchester City formalized Erling Haaland's arrival with a post on social media: "Welcome to Manchester City, Erling." Haaland thus leaves Borussia Dortmund after 86 goals in 89 appearances, thus moving to the Citiziens for 60 million euros.
Haaland said about his new club: "This is really a very important step in my career, I'm really proud. There are a lot of top level players in this team and Guardiola is one of the best coaches of all time. Here I can realize my dreams and ambitions.
I want to score a lot of goals, win trophies and improve with this shirt. I have followed Manchester City all my life, I feel at home here. I have always loved this club and have watched with great interest what they have done in the last few seasons.
I love Guardiola's style of play, I think he's perfect for me. "
Considered one of the greatest talents in world football, Haaland grew up in the youth sector of Bryne, with whom he made his professional debut, before moving to Molde in 2017, where he played for two seasons.
In 2019 he was bought by Salzburg, with whom he won an Austrian championship and an Austrian Cup in 2018-2019. In 2020 he moved to Borussia Dortmund, with whom he won a German Cup in 2020-2021 and established himself as one of the youngest and at the same time prolific forwards in circulation.
On an individual level he won the German League Player of the Year award in 2020-21 and the UEFA Champions League top scorer title in 2020-21, as well as being included in the UEFA Champions League team of the season in 2020-2021.
Haaland is a striker with good technique, speed and physical strength. He has a good nose for goal, is left-footed, and his 194 cm allows him to be a good header. The power of his shots makes them insidious and in addition he is also good at entering the spaces left by the opposing defenses. He also knows how to distinguish himself as a finisher because of his good vision of the game.