– What surprised many people was the money – VG

MANCHESTER (VG) Erling Braut Haaland (21) lived up to high expectations after his transfer to Manchester City was announced. In England, the belief in Norwegian abilities is very high.

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Outside Haaland’s forthcoming home stadium, the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City supporter Leon Cheslett walked towards VG with a grin on his face. The Englishman recently received news of a deal between the young blues and Borussia Dortmund over the purchase of Erling Braut Haaland.

Cheslett was looking forward to seeing Jærbuen in the same suit that Alfie Haaland’s father wore from 2000 to 2003.

– He is the most wanted striker in Europe right now. I think this is the biggest global signing we have ever made as a club. I can’t even say how happy I am. It’s unbelievable. He is also very young. So hopefully we’ll have him for a few years, Cheslett told VG.

He can barely stop smiling and already has a host city for Next Champions League final this season following the acquisition of Haaland.

– I’m looking for a flight to Istanbul right now. Ha ha ha ha. Nei da. But seriously, I think he will take us across the line, although it’s never been that easy in Europe, said the British and laughed.

A few hours after the announcement of Manchester City’s deal with Borussia Dortmund, several English TV channels lined up outside the ‘main room’ of the reigning league champions which is only a 15-minute drive from the city centre.

Nesta McGregor is originally from London, but lives in Manchester where he follows the clubs in the red and blue part of the city for the BBC.

– This is great news, the Englishman started a dialogue with VG.

– There are several reasons for that. Haaland is 21 years old, so the best years are ahead of him. We also know that Manchester City are scoring more goals than ever – and Erling Haaland is scoring goals for fun. It’s like playing a computer game compared to anything else, McGregor said in this interview:

McGregor believes City have staged a coup that has secured access to Haaland by triggering a buyout clause in the Norwegian’s contract with Dortmund. Premier League reporters believe the transfer fee would otherwise be much higher.

– What surprised many people was the money. £50-60 million is nothing. He’s obviously very smart who has a buyout clause in the contract, says the BBC man.

– Manchester City is one of the biggest clubs in the world, and this says a lot. It’s a big thing to get a player like this when the best clubs in Europe have been looking for him. And here Haaland will be playing with some of the world’s best players.

Jærbuen is expected to join City on July 1 – with a massive English press corps to follow in everything he does in the world’s most resourceful league.

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