Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland has confirmed his transfer to Manchester City. Having scored a brace in Norway’s 3-2 win against Scandinavian rivals Sweden in the Nations League yesterday, the striker did not waste any time in announcing the long-awaited transfer. In a move written in the stars, young Erling looks to continue the family legacy with the Manchester club.

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Erling’s father, Alfie used to shift between right-back and midfield for Manchester City in the early 2000s before Roy Keane’s vicious two-footed challenge in a derby clash would eventually end his spell with the then Maine Road-based club. Haaland Sr. once famously admitted to “hating United and their players” setting the scene for a revenge plot for the ages. Although talk of bad blood between the Haalands and City’s cross-town rivals has been set aside for the moment, it is likely to veer its head when the two clubs clash in the coming season.

Erling, for his part, has shied away from adding to this particular discussion, focusing instead on his admiration for the club and the tippy-tappy hot stuff Pep Guardiola’s wards churn out on a weekly basis:

“There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep [Guardiola] is one of the greatest managers of all-time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfil my ambitions. I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here,” quotes The Guardian.

The 21-year-old forward joins from Borussia Dortmund on a £51.5 million ($62.78 million) transfer, bolstering City’s already plentiful attacking riches. After scoring 86 goals in 89 appearances for The Black and Yellows, Haaland will look to bring his freakish goalscoring ability to the hard lands of the Premier League. Joining on a five-year deal on a reported £375,000 a week (plus bonuses), the Norwegian brings a different dimension to Pep’s side, allowing for more direct forward transitions and a proven presence inside the box, something City has lacked since the departure of Sergio Aguero.

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Having missed out on Harry Kane’s signature last season, the Premier League champions have drafted in two forwards of differing qualities. While Haaland is the more conventional centre-forward, Argentine Julian Alvarez (signed from River Plate) is a more Guardiolaesque forward, often dropping deep in the manner of a False 9!