Manchester City invested more than 60 million euros to acquire the services of Erling Haaland. Without a doubt, a great coup by the ‘Citizens’ for a footballer who was desired by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea. In fact, those three clubs had reports on the scorer in their hands and, before taking the big step, they had their doubts.
According to a report released by ESPN, the ‘White House’, the Catalans and the ‘Blues’ analyzed various aspects of the ‘Cyborg’ and identified the cons of putting money on the table for the man who still defends the Borussia shirt Dortmund. Everything is related to sports and attitude.
For Chelsea, for example, Haaland could find it difficult to adapt to the pace of the Premier League. According to the talent scouts of the London entity, the Norwegian was not going to have the same spaces in England, as it does in Germany, Austria or his country. For that reason, those of Stamford Bridge thought about it.
Meanwhile, Barcelona did not trust the character of the gunner and this generated some concern in the sports management office. Finally, Real Madrid obtained reports related to Erling’s injury history: the type of discomfort, the period to recover and the time to return to action again.
With that and everything, Manchester City paid the exit clause to Borussia Dortmund to incorporate Haaland. What’s more, ESPN revealed that the ‘Citizens’ have followed up on the athlete’s progress since he belonged to Bryne’s ranks. So far, the scorer has overcome all the barriers that were put in front of him and right now his market value exceeds 200 million euros.
The welcome of Pep Guardiola
“He is a good signing for the future, hopefully he will come for many years. I am sure that he will adapt perfectly to our team, but that will be next season”said Pep Guardiola at the press conference held at the ‘Wolves’ Molineux stadium.
Along the same lines, the former Barcelona gave his opinion on the potential that the attacker has shown since his first international appearance with RB Salzburg and then the ‘9’ ratified him with the Bundesliga team. Likewise, the Manchester City strategist undertook to work to achieve the comfort of the ‘Cyborg’.
“My work excites me, of course. I like to work because we have good players. They make you a good coach. Of course, Haaland is young and incredibly talented. He arrives at a perfect age. I am sure that we will help him adapt as best as possible”Sentenced Guardiola.