Skip to main content

Football-Haaland fever intensifies as City announce signing

By June 13, 2022Sports games

After five goals in four Nations League games for Norway, interest in striker Erling Haaland is at an all-time high as he was unveiled as a Manchester City player in what will be one of the most big transfers at the end of the English season.

In early May, the Premier League champions announced they would buy the 21-year-old from Borussia Dortmund, and everything he’s done since has stoked speculation about what he can achieve in the Premier League. Haaland finished the Bundesliga season with 22 goals before joining the Norway team and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 away win against Serbia.

He scored twice as his side beat Sweden 2-1, their first win against the Swedes in a competitive game since 1977, then posted a photo of him as a child in a Manchester City kit on Instagram with the caption, ” To be continued”. ..” After missing out on a goalless draw with Slovenia, Haaland ended the season at a sold-out Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, scoring twice and providing an assist for the other goal in a 3- 2 against the Swedes which leaves Norway at the top of the Group B4 standings after four games at 10 points.

“There’s not much more to say, what he did today speaks for itself,” Norway captain Martin Odegaard told reporters after the second win against Sweden. “Two goals and an assist, and the job he did too. He did the dirty work for the team and that says a lot about him,” added the Arsenal playmaker.

The big talk will be whether Haaland – a classic and powerful centre-forward – can fit into a Pep Guardiola system at City that often eschews traditional forwards. Haaland declined to answer media questions about Manchester City during his spell with the national team, with the transfer being announced a day after Norway’s international break ended.

“He’s one of the best strikers in the world, it will be fun to follow him in the Premier League,” Sweden’s Dejan Kulusevski, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur, told reporters. Born in the English city of Leeds, Haaland said he will now go on holiday after a tiring campaign but will no doubt return to the headlines once he trains with his new club.

“I’m looking forward to autumn. Let it come,” he told the Norwegian FA website (www.fotball.no).

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)