Manchester City have announced the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian had an agreement with the Premier League champions before the end of last season, but the deal had been delayed for various reasons.
Haaland was unveiled on Monday morning, signing a five-year deal with Pep Guardiola’s side.
In his first interview as a City player, Haaland noted he will highly benefit from the club’s style of play.
“This is a proud day for me and my family,” he told mancity.com after completing his move.
“I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.
“There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep 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. This is a great move for me and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain lauded the singing of the 21-year-old: “We have been monitoring Erling for several years now, so we are delighted to bring him here to Manchester City.
“He is a huge talent and has been one of the best strikers in Europe over the last few seasons. His goalscoring record is exceptional and his performances at Borussia Dortmund and in the Champions League in particular have proved he can succeed at the highest level.
“Erling has everything we want in a striker and we are certain he will excel in this squad and this system.
Haaland’s squad number is yet to be confirmed, but the number 11 shirt could be made available.