ERLING HAALAND opened up about his move to Manchester City for the first time – with an amazing throwback photo.
The £51million signing posted online a snap of himself as a toddler wearing City’s 2001/02 home shirt.
And the 21-year-old Norway striker wrote: “To be continued…”
Haaland, whose father Alf Inge played for the club from 2000 to 2003, has not yet had his move officially confirmed.
And that’s despite City announcing a deal with Borussia Dortmund last month.
Pep Guardiola pounced on Haaland after failing to replace Sergio Aguero last summer.
City’s top target back then was Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Guardiola revealed City had done so FOUR Bids rejected by Daniel Levy.
And that’s despite the last reportedly exceeding £125million.
But City will surely be happy to pay less than half that sum for a striker who is already regarded as one of the best in the world.
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Despite his young age, Haaland scored an incredible 86 goals in just 89 games in Dortmund.
Before that, he scored 29 times in 27 games for RB Salzburg.
And Haaland also has 18 international goals in 20 caps for Norway.
His arrival at the Etihad will spell the end of Guardiola’s ‘false nine’ experiment.
The likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling had every chance of leading the line.
It certainly allowed City to play their typically fluid football.
But Guardiola hopes Haaland’s presence means his side rule out more chances than usual.
The killer himself will certainly have to adapt, as will Jack Grealish, who signed £100million last summer.
But with Papa Alf Inge giving him advice, not many will bet Haaland will be a hit with the champions.
And City have another new attacker who can help Haaland, having also joined from River Plate for Julian Alvarez.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5537432/erling-haaland-man-city-transfer-throwback-pictures/ ‘To be continued’ – Erling Haaland posts throwback in Man City shirt as star addresses £51m transfer for first time