Erling Haaland has been snapped strolling around Manchester on Tuesday night as he prepares to complete his £51m move to City
Erling Haaland has been snapped strolling around Manchester on Tuesday night after the £51million hotshot landed in England to complete the final formalities of his move from Borussia Dortmund to Man City.
The Premier League champions announced two weeks ago that the Norway international will join Pep Guardiola’s squad for next season after beating Real Madrid to his signature.
The 21-year-old landed at Manchester Airport in a private jet on Tuesday afternoon from Barcelona where he underwent medical checks.
Haaland – who is due to meet with City executives on Tuesday evening – was spotted walking around the city centre with his entourage in the early evening.
It is expected the Norwegian will then visit City’s training ground on Wednesday, pose for pictures and undergo an interview at the City Football Academy, though this is not expected to be released until next week.
Haaland (right, back) landed in Manchester on a private jet as the £51m hotshot undergoes the final formalities of his move from Borussia Dortmund to Premier League champions Man City
The 21-year-old landed at Manchester Airport in a private jet on Tuesday from Barcelona
Erling Haaland has landed at Manchester Airport. 🛬pic.twitter.com/bLhNoTG1LB
— City HQ (@The_City_HQ) May 24, 2022
Haaland underwent a medical examination from doctor Ramon Cugat, whom Guardiola has worked with closely in the past and often checks the fitness of City players, according to The Times.
Guardiola is said to want Cugat to check Haaland’s fitness given the striker’s injury problems this season – he missed eight of Dortmund’s final 20 matches in the 2021-22 season.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano, meanwhile, believes the English champions have got a good deal despite Haaland’s expensive £400,000-a-week wages.
He told Catalan radio station RAC1: ’We are evolving to a time when the big players can choose, and Haaland has chosen us.
Manchester City have completed the signing of Haaland for £51m from Borussia Dortmund