MAnchester City have secured a deal that will see them become one of the most sought-after players in the world. Erling Halandbut it was Everton who previously missed the opportunity to purchase his services.
Norway international who scored 86 goals in 89 games for Borussia Dortmund since 2020, could have joined the Irisks as early as 2016.
At the age of 15 at the time Haland was still in his hometown club Brunwhen he noticed Evertonscandinavian scout Brian Kingwho recommended him for a tryout for a Premier League club.
“We could get him for £60,000 compensation” King told The Times.
“But the general consensus is that he was so young and so big that as he gets older and the other players get bigger too, he will lose his effectiveness.
“But, of course, that didn’t happen. He just got stronger, faster and even better.”
Later former director of football Steve Walsh agreement was reached to sign Haland for £3.4m, but the deal fell through as the owner Farhad Moshiri not given the green light.
Haaland’s last game for Dortmund
Haland will part ways with the Bundesliga club in the summer. In his last game for Dortmundhe scored from the penalty spot and led his team to a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
“It was a great honor for me to wear this jersey,” wrote the Norwegian striker after the game.
“AT [Dortmund] I spent unforgettable moments, met special people, not to mention the fans, who have always been our extra person on the field. I will never forget any of this!”
Guardiola confident Haaland will adapt to the Premier League
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola expressed confidence that Haland there will be no problems with adaptation Manchesterplay style.
“Hopefully he can come for many, many years and I’m sure he will adapt very well to our team, but only next season.” Guardiola marked.
“I am happy with my job, but of course the players make you a good manager.
“[Haaland] this is an incredible young talent, the perfect age. I’m pretty sure we’re going to help him settle in the best way we can.”