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Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has spoken out on Erling Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City ahead of Leeds’ clash against Chelsea.
The Whites will face the Blues in the Premier League on Wednesday, May 11.
On Tuesday, City confirmed that they have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Haaland on July 1st, 2022.
Speaking during a press conference, Marsch said: “Yeah. Erling Haaland is destined to be one of the best players in the world. It’s his quality but also his talent. I wish he was coming back home here to Leeds, this is his hometown and birth place but I understand the decision for him to go to Manchester City.
“It’ll be interesting, he’s an explosive player in transition and Man City often play a lot in possession. He can play any style of play but I certainly believe it makes Man City – one of, if not the best team in the world – even better. Credit to them for getting that done and I always wish the best for Erling, he’s an incredible human being.”
Erling Haaland’s father Alfie Haaland has been a Leeds United player from 1997 to 2000 and the Dortmund star was born in Leeds.