Harry Kane reacts after Man City sign Erling Haaland. Kane wanted Man City move last summer

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has reacted to Manchester City’s latest signing, Erling Haaland.

The 21 year old Norwegian striker scored 86 goals in 89 appearances in Germany before joining Manchester City on a five year contract.

Harry Kane was a target for Manchester City last summer but the Blues failed to reach an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane said: “The battle for the Golden Boot’s always tough, the league has produced top strikers from around the world for a number of years.

“Every season I’ve been playing it’s always been a tough battle and you expect the top strikers to want to play in the Premier League and it shows with those signings that’s going to be the case.

“It helps me as a player to have good competition and hopefully to improve and get better, so for sure I look forward to the challenge.”

Haaland scored 86 goals in 89 appearances in Germany before moving to England and, asked if he would try to emulate the Norwegian’s numbers, Kane replied: “I try to focus on myself to begin with.

“Going into any season, I have things I want to achieve and goals I want to reach and I try not to focus on other players too much in that aspect and things I can’t control what they do.

“But what I will do is continue to work hard and try to improve.”

Haaland plans to continue his prolific scoring form, pick up silverware and improve as a player following his move to Manchester City.

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

Haaland’s father Alfie played for City from 2000-03.

“I was born in England, so I’ve been a City fan my whole life, I know a lot about the club. I feel at home a bit here,” he added.

“Also I think I can develop and get the best out of my game at City.

“I like the style, I like the attacking football. I like the kind of positive vibe we have when City play football. I think it’s a really good fit.”