It makes sense that the £51 million sale of Erling Haaland to Manchester City on a five-year deal through 2027 is the most anticipated in all of football.
The 21-year-old Norwegian striker has established himself as one of the top goal scorers in the game by fusing a strong thirst for goals with technical mastery and incredible physical prowess.
Haaland became one of the hottest talents in world football after an incredible 83 goals in 87 appearances over two and a half seasons at Borussia Dortmund.
His signing at the Etihad Stadium will greatly improve Pep Guardiola’s team since the club has been searching for a replacement for Sergio Aguero since his departure after the completion of the 2020–21 season. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur was up for grabs when City attempted to recruit him last summer, but Spurs’ exorbitant demands swiftly put an end to their ambitions.
With his arrival at the Etihad Stadium, he will take on the obligation of becoming City’s top scorer and leading scorer, relieving the responsibility on those who have frequently been used in the false-nine spot this season in the lack of a proven striker.
However, despite finishing the season with the most goals scored (150 goals across all competitions) among the top five leagues in Europe, City frequently wasted opportunities to score goals.
The failure to defeat Real Madrid in the first and second legs of the semifinal left the door open, allowing Real Madrid to push their way back into the tie and defeat the Blues. This ultimately cost them in the Champions League second game.
For City, Erling Haaland might make the difference in the Champions League. Pep Guardiola appears to be primarily focused on winning the Champions League trophy. Since Manchester United’s Champions League final loss to Barcelona in 2011, he has failed to win the title and has only been close once, losing to Chelsea in the 2021 final.
We can say Pep is making every effort to help Man City win the most coveted trophy in Europe for the first time in soccer history.