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‘Dad 15’: Will this be Erling Haaland’s shirt number at Manchester City?

By on June 12, 2022 0

Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland has dropped a major clue as to what shirt number he will be wearing for the Premier League champions.

The 21-year-old posted a photo of himself in a Manchester City kit as a child. Haaland posted two images on Twitter captioned: “To be continued…”

Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, played for City from 2000 to 2003.

The Norway international will move to the Etihad after the Premier League champions agreed to pay his €60m (£51m, $63m) release clause.

The deal for the towering 21-year-old ends City’s long search for a specialist striker to replace record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who left last year.

The club failed in a high-profile attempt to land England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

Haaland has been sensational since joining Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020, scoring 85 goals in 88 appearances for the German side.

Manchester City edged out Liverpool for the Premier League, winning the fourth English league title in five years.

But they suffered a painful Champions League exit last week, losing 6-5 on aggregate to semi-final opponents Real Madrid.

Despite all of Guardiola’s successes in six years at the Etihad, his failure to conquer Europe is seen as a failure.

Haaland’s predatory instincts could be the missing ingredient to bring City’s domestic dominance to the Champions League stage.

A month ago, Manchester City announced the signing of Erling Haaland from the club Borussia Dortmund said in a statement: “Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of the striker Erling Haaland to the club on July 1, 2022,” the club said in a statement.

“The transfer remains subject to the club finalizing the terms with the player.”