Breaking: Manchester City unveil Erling Haaland at Etihad

Erling Haaland

Manchester City have announced the signing of Erling Haaland.

The striker, 21, has finally been unveiled as a City player after a deal was agreed last month.

The official announcement was delayed due to Haaland undergoing a medical in Barcelona before enjoying a holiday in Marbella.

But Haaland is delighted to have joined City and is looking forward to working with Pep Guardiola and his new team-mates.

He said: “This is a proud day for me and my family.

“I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.

“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 fulfill 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.”Advertisement

The Norwegian teased the big reveal over the weekend by posting a throwback photo of himself wearing a City shirt as a young child.

His father Alfe-Inge Haaland played for the Citizens at the time with the striker captioning the post: “To be continued.

City unveiled Haaland by recreating another now infamous image of Haaland wearing City’s 2008-09 shirt as a child – which showed the youngster sitting down on a sofa.

And Haaland looked delighted to have the move confirmed as he posed for photos in City’s new kit, having first been spotted in the sky blue of City last month.Advertisement

He has penned a five-year deal after arriving for £51million with Haaland’s signing on fee and agents’ fees in the region of £34m.

Haaland arrives as City’s first official signing of the summer though fellow forward Julian Alvarez is also set to arrive after agreeing a move in January.

Guardiola has been chasing a striker since Sergio Aguero’s exit last year but missed out on Harry Kane.

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