Erling Haaland of Man City Wants to Keep Getting Better Like Karim Benzema of Real Madrid

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Erling Haaland wants to continue improving in the same way as the French striker Benzema who is 34 years old and still performing at the highest level and has not been distracted by fame. The Norwegian wants Benzema’s amount of longevity in his career going forward.

Haaland has had a fine start to his Manchester City career in the Premier League, scoring 3 goals in 3 matches.

He is without a doubt one of the best strikers in the world and is likely to be the final piece to Manchester City’s winning the Champions League.

Erling Haaland of Man City Wants to Keep Getting Better Like Karim Benzema of Real Madrid
Erling Haaland celebrating after scoring

Karim Benzema won the UEFA Best Player of the Year after a series of good performances with Real Madrid. He led them to the Champions League trophy and the La Liga title last season.

Karim Benzema celebrating

He was the highest goal scorer in the league last season and was close to breaking Raul’s Real Madrid goal record. Benzema is also tipped to win the Ballon d’Or this year.

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Erling Haaland of Man City Wants to Keep Getting Better Like Karim Benzema of Real Madrid
Karim Benzema in the Champions League

From 2018 to 2022, aged 30 to 34, Benzema scored 131 club goals in four seasons, comparable to his tally from the previous seven during his twenties.

Who is Erling Haaland?

He is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City and the Norwegian national team. His place of birth is Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Haaland’s height is 1.95m (6 ft 4in).

Erling Haaland is the new king of Manchester City

The striker wears number 9 for Manchester City.

Erling has scored 138 goals in 187 appearances for all the clubs he has played for. That is an exceptional record given that he is just 22 years old. Haaland has made 67 appearances and scored 60 goals for his national team.

Erling won the Norwegian Player of the Year three times. In addition, he won the Austrian league and Super Cup with FC Salzburg in the 2018/19 season.

He succeeded in winning the German cup with Borussia Dortmund in the 2020/21 season. Haaland won the highest goal scorer award in three different tournaments.

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Erling Haaland Transfer

Haaland completed a $63 million transfer to Manchester City on a five-year deal from Borussia Dortmund. The contract will keep him at Ethiad Stadium until 2027.

The star striker snubbed the football heavyweights to play for Manchester City. Currently, his market value is €150 million.

Erling Haaland Injury History

In the 2018/19 season, he suffered from a ligament injury, which kept him out for 21 days. The striker missed three Molde matches. He missed football games during his playing time in Salzburg.

Haaland was out of football action for 36 days with the following injuries: abdominal muscle injury, knee problem, bruise and illness.

During his time at Borussia Dortmund, he missed 28 games. He was out for 85 days in just the 2021/22 season. Erling suffered from four different injuries in the 2020/21 season and was out for 58 days.

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