Erling Haaland finally reveals why he joined Manchester City

Erling Haaland
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Manchester City have now officially confirmed the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund on a five year contract.

Manchester City confirmed in May that one of the most sought-after striker’s in world football would be joining.

Manchester City have now unveiled Haaland after he completed his long-awaited £51 million ($63m) from Borussia Dortmund.

A statement from the club reads: “Manchester City are delighted to confirm the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

“The 21-year-old will join the Club on 1 July after penning a five-year deal which keeps him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2027.

“The son of former City player Alfie, who signed almost 22 years ago to the day, Haaland junior is widely regarded as one of Europe’s best strikers and arrives at the Club with a formidable goalscoring reputation following impressive spells at Molde FK, Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund.

“A 21-cap Norwegian international, Haaland scored 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.”

Erling Haaland attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich before opting to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side.

Explaining why he chose Manchester City, Erling Haaland said: “This is a proud day for me and my family.

“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.”

Every Manchester City fan welcomed Erling Haaland to the best and most exciting team in the Premier League. We wish him the best of luck throughout his time at our prestigious club.