Manchester City officially unveiled Erling Haaland after his switch from Borussia Dortmund was confirmed last month.
Erling Haaland is a life-long Man City fan and has a family legacy associated with the club – his father Alfie Haaland played for Manchester City during the years 2000 to 2003. Haaland senior played 47 times for City before a bad knee injury forced his retirement in 2003, aged only 30.
The Norwegian international is one of the emerging superstars in European football with his sensational goal-scoring reputation, scoring 86 goals in 89 appearances for Borussia Dortmund.
Haaland stood proud fulfilling his dream to play for Manchester City as he gave his first interview as a Man City player to mancity.com.
"“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.”"
After months of searching for a consistent and reputable striker in the transfer market, City has finally announced a world-class signing who will stay here for years to come.
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain jubilantly expressed his thoughts on the signing who has enormous talent and potential and brings the ‘goals with him’:
"“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.”"
We at Man City Square wish all the best to Erling Haaland for his new venture with us and hope we can win many trophies together.