Manchester City had already formalized on May 10 the arrival of Erling Haaland from next season. But this Monday morning, the Mancunian club confirmed this information via a press release published on its site, stating that the 21-year-old Norwegian prodigy has signed up until 2027.
In the text, we can also read Haaland’s first statements in his new colors: ” I have always watched City games and have enjoyed doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire this team’s style of play. She creates a lot of chances, which is ideal for a player like me.
There are so many world class players in this group and Pep (Guardiola) is one of the best managers ever. So I think I’m in the perfect place to fulfill my ambitions: I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer.”
A total cost close to €100 million
If the Manchester City press release does not specify, several English media claim that the club paid 60 million euros to Borussia Dortmund to bring the player. This was the amount of his departure clause, to which many commissions were then added, for the player and his representatives. In the end, according to Sky Sports, the Citizens paid 85.5 million pounds for the recruiter (about 100 M €).
Finally, we still do not know which number will appear on Haaland’s shirt from next season. According to the Manchester Evening News, he could recover the 9 of Gabriel Jesus in the event of the departure of the Brazilian striker, who is coveted in particular by Arsenal.