The Norwegian international, who burst onto the scene with nine goals in a 2019 U-20 World Cup game, made a name for himself on the European stage under American Jesse Marsch at Red Bull Salzburg before improving at Dortmund. At Salzburg, he scored 28 goals in 22 games during half of the 2019-20 season. He moved to Dortmund in January of 2020 and scored 16 goals in 18 games. His first full season in Germany saw him find the net 41 times in 41 games, and so far this season he’s got 28 goals in 29 games. In 199 professional club games he has scored 154 times.
Haaland was actually born in England, Leeds to be specific, where his former manager, Marsch, now coaches. Haaland’s father, Alf-inge Haaland, was playing for Leeds at the time and later moved to Man City.
Erling Haaland to Manchester City, here we go! Haaland has passed medical tests as new Man City player today, he’s back in Dortmund. It will be OFFICIAL this week 🚨🔵 #MCFC
Man City told BVB board that they will activate release clause [closer to €60m than €75m] in few hours. pic.twitter.com/heYobi8S1Y
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 9, 2022
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 9, 2022