“It’s a proud day for me and my family,” Haaland remarked, adding that he’s now a member of the “perfect club.” Haaland’s father, Alfie, had been a City player in the mid-2000s, and his 21-year-old son signed for the club after his €60 million (£51.5 million) buyout clause was reached. Haaland will be paid £375,000 a week plus bonuses.
Haaland said, “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 [Guardiola] is one of the greatest managers of all-time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfil my ambitions. I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here.
“I was born in England, I’ve been a City fan my whole life.
“I know a lot about the club. I feel a bit at home here.”
City’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, said, “Erling has everything we want in a striker, and we are certain he will excel in this squad and this system. His rise has been remarkable, but he is still only 21. His best years are ahead of him, and we are confident he can get even better working with Pep.”
After joining Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg, Haaland netted 86 goals in 89 appearances. With two goals against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League this weekend, he now has 20 goals in 21 appearances for Norway.
Once his squad number is established, Haaland’s jerseys would be made publicly available.