Norwegian football star, Erling Braut Haaland, better known as Halland has opened up apropos his decision to join Manchester City from Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City earlier announced the signing of former Dortmund top goal scorer from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £51m.
The UCL-winning club announced last month they had beaten off competition from Europe’s top clubs to agree on a deal with the German giants.
The 21-year-old player has now bagged a five-year deal to follow in the footsteps of his father Alfie Inge Haaland, who played for City between 2000 and 2003.
Haaland had almost his pick of Europe’s top clubs’ thanks to a buyout clause below his market value and a stunning record of 86 goals in 89 games for Dortmund.
He also now has 20 goals in 21 international appearances after scoring five times in four games this month for Norway.
The arrival of one of world football’s biggest talents ends City’s search for a specialist striker to succeed the club’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who left Manchester last year.
City’s attempt to sign England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham fell short last summer, but Guardiola’s men still had enough to pip Liverpool by a point to win a fourth Premier League title in five seasons.
Guardiola has often preferred a system without a recognized striker, but Haaland is confident the two will be the perfect match.
Haaland told Man City TV why he choose the Etihad as the destination for the next stage of his career.
In his words, he said:
“I was born in England, I’ve been a City fan my whole life, I know a lot about the club.
In the end (it was) two things; I feel at home here and also I think I can develop and get the best out of my game at City.
I think I can develop a lot under Pep and in this club. I think I can get better in a lot of things and hopefully, I can score a lot of goals.”