A Norwegian documentary has revealed the method utilized by Erling Haaland for selecting his new membership on the finish of final season, detailing how the striker got here to decide on Manchester Metropolis over the likes of Actual Madrid and PSG.
Haaland: The Large Resolution, launched on Scandinavian streaming platform Viaplay, depicts Haaland and his father Alf-Inge devising a points-based system with which to rank potential suitors for the 22-year-old.
Components included whether or not or not the membership was in want of a brand new quantity 9, which might have performed in Metropolis‘s favour after famously taking part in the 2021/22 marketing campaign with no recognised striker of their squad.
The Haalands finally narrowed their record right down to a ultimate group of seven. Apparently, there was no room on the record for Manchester United, who had been linked with Haaland earlier than he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2020.
“On our record, I believe Metropolis is the perfect workforce,” Alf-Inge is proven saying within the movie, months earlier than any ultimate choice was made. “[Bayern] Munich is quantity two. We’ve Actual Madrid as quantity three, Paris Saint-Germain as quantity 4.
“We even have some English groups aside from Metropolis who’re fairly good…Liverpool and Chelsea. Additionally, there’s Barcelona. They’re kind of in the identical row.”
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This data-based strategy seems to have paid dividends for Haaland, who has made an outstanding begin to life on the Etihad Stadium with 14 objectives in his first 10 appearances.
Haaland will tackle Manchester United in his first Manchester derby this weekend.