Man City Confirms Top Striker Signing Erling Haaland

Man City Confirms Top Striker Signing Erling Haaland
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Uno July
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Uno July
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August 26th 2022 - 08:24 AM

When Erling Haaland aimed for the ultimate heights, he couldn’t deny it was all blue skies.

The Norwegian goal-poacher completed a 5-year transfer deal yesterday and will be joining the Premier League heavy-hitters, Manchester City. With this deal finally confirmed for July 1, it is guaranteed to offer him the world in football achievements.

Haaland becomes a sky blue player until 2027 after activating his buyout clause to Borussia Dortmund. Man City announced the signing of the 21-year-old in a release clause deal worth £51 million, becoming reportedly a complicated negotiation process due to a hotly contested demand for him amongst other European giants such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Manchester United. In conclusion, to clarify the context of the agreement, Man City is expected to handle a total of £85.5 million when considering the agent fees and signing bonus.

City didn’t rest on their laurels in pursuit of Haaland’s services in light of his high demand. You can’t help but point at the new upcoming 2022/2023 season hitting a new level when you bear in mind the Man City vs Liverpool Premiership rivalry. This battle of the heavyweights will make an interesting one especially when Liverpool finalize the signing of Benfica striker, Darwin Nunez.

Beyond his immediate competition, he has his own standards to exceed. Haaland has been in unstoppable form putting up serious numbers, having scored 86 goals in 89 games within the stretch of the two-and-a-half seasons spent at Borussia Dortmund. During his stint in the Bundesliga, he collected notable titles by winning the German Cup and the Bundesliga Player of the Season award in 2020/2021.

In the face of his recent injuries, he passed his medical assessment on May 9th and that would be alleviation towards the prestigious achievements he is destined for, by keeping up with the likes of Kylian Mbappe for the next Ballon D’or. Already surrounded by a star-studded team fresh from a Premiership title clinch, he is by far the highest-paid of the squad taking home a staggering £21 million per season.

The Leeds-born striker is highly-praised and following the footsteps of his father. What a poetic way to announce him becoming a Cityzen the same day that City signed his father 22 years ago.

In his first statement as a City player, he was quoted saying “This is a proud day for me and my family,” he said. “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.”

Good things are to come for the Cityzens, and football fans around the world can’t hold the anticipation of having arguably the best No. 9 in the world make a giant step into the English Premiership. This move will surely move some odds, so here is your chance of placing your bets ahead of this new season on these Michigan Online Casinos.

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