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Erling Haaland Is Already a Citizen: a Great Resource for Manchester City

In a team that distributes the goals it produces, Haaland aspires to be that scorer who defines in favor of Manchester City in key games.

Eerling Haland

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It is now official, after many rumors and various teams in the world that followed in his footsteps, Manchester City has finally made it official that they have reached an agreement in principle with Erling Haaland, a Norwegian attacker who has become one of the best young footballers in the world. world and who has a whole future ahead of him. Haaland will become part of the English team from next July after the citizens paid Borussia Dortmund the 60 million euros that his exit clause cost.

The 21-year-old attacker lands in the Premier League after achieving extraordinary numbers in his last two teams. At Salzburg, a club where the whole world knew him, he scored 29 goals and contributed 7 assists in 27 games played. While at Borussia Dortmund Haaland has recorded to date the impressive figures of 85 goals and 23 assists in 88 games; practically one goal per game.

His numbers are spectacular, and he has achieved them at such a young age is what impresses him even more. His arrival at Manchester City could be a turning point in his short but meteoric career, especially since he will play in what is considered the best league on the planet and because he will be managed by Pep Guardiola, one of the most outstanding coaches in this sport. 

Who Wins More With This Movement?

It is difficult to put the balance if Haaland wins more with this movement or if Manchester City itself does it, but the truth is that, in a certain way, both parties benefit. On the one hand, the striker arrives in a league that takes many of the spotlights, at a very good age and will be directed by Pep Guardiola, a technical director who usually improves the level of the footballers he directs, filling them with multiple resources so that they achieve a higher level than they have.

In this scenario, Erling will be able to improve in key aspects such as the interpretation of the game and his ability to associate, and he will also become part of a team that prioritizes positional attack over vertical play. Although it should also be noted that the Norwegian can perform in different styles of play, either when pressing high on the rival, or when defending in his own field and damaging the opponent through quick counterattacks. For this reason, he is a very useful footballer in different situations and scenarios that arise.

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On the other hand, clearly, Manchester City also wins with this signing, since it adds a goalscoring resource to its squad, and it is not that the team lacks precisely the goal, but it is true that in some games it does not manage to specify all the situations that arise. In that sense, Haaland may be the missing piece for Manchester City to strike a new blow and finally win the Champions League, without neglecting the Premier League, a competition that they have won in three of the last four editions and that now again is close to getting.

A Reinforcement of Excellence for Pep Guardiola

Many teams wanted the man born in Norway, but if Manchester City managed to keep him, it was because in this team he probably saw many more possibilities of being important and of continuing that growth that many athletes seek at that age.

At Real Madrid, he would have had to fight for a position with Karim Benzema and this can be quite problematic for anyone, especially since the Frenchman is currently at too high a level and because he is surrounded by other players like Vinicius Júnior and Rodrygo, just in case. bit. Bayern Munich, another team that wanted him, already has Robert Lewandowski in its ranks and it seems almost impossible for him to leave the German club, so Julian Nagelsmann, the Bavarian coach, would have had to change his scheme so that Haaland entered the eleven immediately.

Against this background and with a current season that is not even over, Haaland seems to have chosen the best possible destination. His main qualities, such as his infinite resources to define plays, his agility, his imposing physique, his game with his back to the goal, and the terror he generates in rivals when he has meters ahead to run, transform him, without a doubt, into one of the best reinforcements of the last time in England and in the whole world.

Erling Haaland, with a great present, is destined to be one of the best footballers in the world (if he is not already one) in the coming years, and an attacker who is possibly going to mark an era and leave his mark on football. City already secured the signing of Julián Álvarez from Argentina some time ago, and now with Haaland, as its most recent reinforcement, it promises to be one of the teams that is a candidate for all the tournaments it is going to play. Guardiola smiles, because he has added a lethal weapon to the work he has been building in Manchester for almost six years and that can only mean something positive.