Erling Haaland takes Man City’s No.9 shirt

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Manchester City’s new player Erling Haaland has been officially confirmed as the club’s new No.9 ahead of next season. The 21-year-old prolific striker joined City this summer from Borussia Dortmund and is expected to bring goals for the club.

Erling Haaland takes Man City's No.9 shirt
Erling Haaland

Haaland will be unveiled as a Manchester City player on Sunday alongside other summer signings Kalvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez, and Stefan Moreno. The unveiling ceremony will take place in the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

The signing of Erling Haaland has created a lot of buzz in England and even La Liga president Javier Tebas has tried to petition Man City because of the transfer.

The No.9 shirt was used by legendary Alan Shearer and Andy Cole in the first decade of the Premier League but has gone out of fashion in recent years.

However, 21-year-old Haaland wore it last season in the Bundesliga and said: “I’m delighted to have been presented with the No 9 again. It’s a shirt that every striker aspires to and to wear at one of the best clubs in the world is a dream come true.”

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Erling Haaland Height

Erling Haaland takes Man City's No.9 shirt
Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland’s new height was revealed during his medical with Manchester City and the striker was surprised to hear the result. While taking part in his medical ahead of the £51.2million move from Bundesliga challengers Borussia Dortmund, he was told that he has grown by almost a centimeter. Manchester City’s medical team said he is 195.52cm tall, the striker replied: “Oh wow, I’ve grown… almost one centimeter.”

Erling Haaland’s Transfer To Manchester City

Erling Haaland takes Man City's No.9 shirt
Erling Haaland

The Blues have recently been without a traditional striker after the departure of club legend Sergio Aguero last season to Barcelona. Although Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus was with the team, Pep Guardiola played him more as a right-winger.

Man City decided to sign Haaland this summer for a transfer fee worth £51.2million from Bundesliga challengers Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian will be their first team striker while another new signing Julian Alvarez from River Plate will be his backup.

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Erling Haaland’s Injury Record

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland in Borussia Dortmund colors

The 21-year-old is known to always get injured and this has limited his playing time. Haaland was also out of action last season for some months because of injury. But unlike other players, he still gets back in form after returning from injury.

How old is Erling Haaland?

Erling Haaland takes Man City's No.9 shirt
Erling Haaland in Norway colors

Haaland was born on 21st July 2000 in Leeds, United Kingdom but he’s from Norway. The 21-year-old is a professional footballer currently playing for Manchester City after spending two years with German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

How many goals does Erling Haaland have?

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund

Haaland is considered one of the best strikers in the world and he has a total of 134 goals in 182 games for both club and country. His move to Man City this summer places a lot of expectations on him to continue his amazing goal-scoring performance in England.

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