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Erling Haaland was reportedly part of a Manchester City supporters club on Facebook, until the relentless questions of when he was joining the Etihad club forced him to leave the group.
The Borussia Dortmund striker has been a real sensation this season, with his 29 goals in just 28 games.
His incredible stats have attracted plenty of interest from big-name clubs, including City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Speaking on the latest episode of the ‘Why Always Us’ podcast on Monday, the Athletic’s Manchester City correspondent said, “Obviously there’s that picture of him at the Carabao Cup final a few years ago…”
Co-host David Mooney then drew attention to the photos of him in Manchester City shirts during his childhood, before Lee continued, “He was in a City supporter’s club on Facebook in Norway I think until about a year or so ago, because people just kept asking him when he was going to join [Manchester] City – so he left.”
“He obviously has got ties to the club, and that is good – let’s not kid ourselves, he’s wanting a good sporting project, as well as the emotional ties. Players grow up supporting teams, but don’t necessarily sign for them because it doesn’t make sense.”
Sam Lee closed, “But if we’re looking at it, even just objectively, Haaland grows up with a City connection and genuinely the sporting project is… I don’t think anyone could offer him more than City!”
Source- Sports Illustrated