haaland wants "win trophies" with Manchester City

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Erling Haaland said on Monday that he wants to “win trophies” with Manchester City, which made the arrival of the Norwegian striker official, with whom he hopes to finally win the European Champions League.

“I want to score goals, win trophies, progress and I am convinced that we can achieve it. This is a big change for me and I am looking forward to starting the preseason,” the 21-year-old man who until now was the scorer of the German Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund had announced in May that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of the Norwegian international, considered one of the best of his generation. The player joins the team coached by Josep Guardiola for five years, until 2027.

Haaland was on the agenda of several European greats, but he chose Manchester City, where his father, former defender Alf Hinge Haaland, played between 2000 and 2003.

“It’s a bit because of my father, I was born in England and I’ve always been a City fan. I know the club a lot. In short, there are two things (that convinced him to choose Manchester City): I feel at home there and I think that I can improve and get the best out of myself at City”, explained Erling Haaland, in a video interview released by the club.

“I’ve always watched City and I loved how they did it in the last few seasons. You can only admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances (on goal), which is perfect for a player like me,” said Haaland, who highlighted the work of Guardiola.

“There are many world-class players in this team and Pep is one of the best managers of all time, so I think I am in the right place to fulfill my ambitions.”

The sports director of Manchester City, the Spaniard Txiki Begiristain, praised for his part the brilliant progression of the young striker, trained in Bryne (Norway) and who played in his country’s Molde, before revealing himself in the Austrian Salzburg (2019-2020 ) and then shine in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.

“He is a great talent and has been one of the best attackers in Europe in recent seasons. His number of goals is exceptional and his performances for Borussia Dortmund, especially in the Champions League, show that he can succeed at the highest level. “, Estimated Begiristain.

Haaland scored 86 goals in 89 games for Borussia Dortmund since his arrival at that German club in January 2020.

With his signing, Manchester City has its long-awaited scorer, who aspires to mark an era as the Argentine Sergio Agüero did recently.

A year ago, City had tried to fill the gap left by the ‘Kun’ with the signing of Harry Kane, who finally continued at Tottenham.

Manchester City won the Premier League this season, with a one-point advantage over Liverpool, but failed in the Champions League by falling in the semifinals against Real Madrid.

The closest that City came to raising the long-awaited ‘Orejona’ was in 2021, when they were runner-up, losing in the Porto final against Chelsea (1-0).

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