CITY PICKER ERLING HAALAND
Erling Haaland decided to join Manchester City after using a points system to weigh them up against the other clubs chasing his signature.
The Norwegian has taken the Premier League by storm since joining last summer, but it wasn’t a decision he took lightly.
he followed the footsteps of his father
Erling Haaland followed in his the footsteps of his father, Alfie, who also played for Manchester City
Haaland joined Man City for just £51million from Borussia Dortmund
Haaland has netted 51 times in 46 games across all competitions for City
The Times has revealed that the 23-year-old used a points system to determine his new club when he decided to leave Borussia Dortmund.
There was an array of different clubs interested in the goalscorer including European giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Haaland and his team, which consisted of his father and then agent Mino Raiola, supposedly ranked each team out of ten based on several different categories.
The categories reportedly included competitiveness, stadium capacity and the club’s need for a striker.
It has been widely rumoured that Real Madrid will come back in for Haaland next year as Benzema reaches the twilight of his career.
But Haaland is said to have enjoyed his time in Manchester so much that it would be very hard to tempt him to the Bernabeu.
The imperious striker has set record after record in his first Premier League season and currently leads the league with 35 goals in 32 appearances.
The Citizens take on Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals with Haaland likely to play a huge role in the tie.
Pep Guardiola’s side are on for a historic season as they edge closer to pulling off an incredible Treble.