Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on incoming attacker Erling Haaland, predicting that he would thrive at the Etihad. After the Premier League holders triggered his £63 million release clause, the Norwegian’s transfer was formally disclosed on Tuesday.
Haaland is widely regarded as the game’s next great star, having already proven his goal-scoring skills with Der BVB, where he scored around 100 goals in a variety of championships. The 21-year-old now joins a fantastic team that is only missing a No.9, as well as manager Pep Guardiola, who is known for grooming young players.
The Spaniard is certain that Haaland will adjust to his new surroundings quickly, and he calls him an “amazing” prospect. Last night, they defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Hopefully for the future, hopefully for a long time. I’m confident he’ll adjust seamlessly. I enjoy working with good players because they help you become a better manager. We’ll do everything we can to aid this incredible young talent. “
Haaland is a goal-scoring sensation who has come to the attention of RB Salzburg this season. Dortmund came knocking soon after and bought him for €20 million. He has 85 goals in 88 appearances for them since then, including 61 in the Bundesliga in 66 games.
Manchester City has been on fire even without a striker, scoring a league-high 72 goals with two games remaining. In their last four Premier League games, they’ve scored at least four goals, including five in their last two. The arrival of Haaland merely adds to their lethality.
Manchester City might be unstoppable with the Norwegian ace in their ranks, which is a frightening possibility for the English Premier League and the rest of Europe. City’s goal-scoring form is ideal for a goal-hungry player like Haaland, who could be lethal in tandem with playmaking ace Kevin De Bruyne.
Manchester City already has a three-point lead over Liverpool in the Premier League with two games remaining. After Haaland’s arrival, Guardiola expects to have better success in Europe.
The City faithful has been frustrated by their repeated failures in the UEFA Champions League, so the Spaniard will be hoping to finally get the monkey off his back. Haaland has an exceptional record in the competition, scoring 23 goals in only 19 games and winning the Golden Boot for his 10 goals the previous season.