Manchester City's new £51million signing Erling Haaland flew into Manchester on Tuesday
Share this @internewscast.com


Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano insists Erling Haaland has NOT joined the Premier League champions for money – as Norwegian jets in to the UK on Tuesday to complete £51m move

  • Erling Haaland had dinner with Manchester City executives on Tuesday night 
  • The 21-year-old Norwegian is expected to tour the club’s facilities on Wednesday
  • Haaland will earn around £385,000-a-week at the Premier League champions 
  • Ferran Soriano insists the salary is not the reason he chose City over their rivals

Manchester City’s new £51million signing Erling Haaland flew into the UK on Tuesday as Etihad chief Ferran Soriano insisted the Norway star hasn’t joined the Premier League champions for money.

Haaland, whose transfer from Borussia Dortmund was confirmed two weeks ago, had dinner with City executives on Tuesday night and is expected to tour the club’s facilities on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old will earn £385,000-a-week but Soriano believes that is not the reason he chose City over some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Manchester City's new £51million signing Erling Haaland flew into Manchester on Tuesday

Manchester City’s new £51million signing Erling Haaland flew into Manchester on Tuesday 

Haaland (right, back) had dinner with a few Manchester City executives on Tuesday night

Haaland (right, back) had dinner with a few Manchester City executives on Tuesday night

‘Haaland has chosen us,’ said Soriano, the club’s chief executive. ‘You have seen the transfer figures, and they are very reasonable. The salary we are paying him is what we can afford and what he is entitled to.

‘We have explained the project to him, but the money could have been given to him by Manchester United, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. He has decided where he wants to go and we are happy.

‘Our focus is on football, on playing well and winning, rather than on star players. We lacked a centre-forward.

‘We had someone spectacular like (Sergio) Aguero. We have spent more than a year looking for a replacement and Haaland is it.’ Soriano argued that United have spent considerably more than City over the last decade, even though it hasn’t brought them nearly as much success.

City chief executive Ferran Soriano (centre-right) believes the English champions have got a good deal despite Haaland's expensive £385,000-a-week wages

City chief executive Ferran Soriano (centre-right) believes the English champions have got a good deal despite Haaland’s expensive £385,000-a-week wages

‘If you look at the income of English clubs, the biggest earner is Manchester United,’ he added. ‘They earn £100m more than City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

‘We don’t have more money. In fact, we have less. How much money has United spent in recent years and how much has City spent?

‘If you analyse it, you will see that United has spent more and that City has won 11 titles in the last few years and United one or two – and no league titles.’

Advertisement



Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

Barcelona make a last-gasp bid for Leeds forward Raphinha with proposal short of Chelsea’s

Barcelona make a last-gasp bid for Leeds forward Raphinha, but their proposal…

Newcastle ‘given planning permission for revamp of their Benton training ground this summer’

Newcastle ‘given planning permission for revamp of their Benton training ground this…

Raphinha and Phillips leaving has the air of another difficult season for Leeds

The last-gasp victory at Brentford promised brighter days ahead for Leeds… but…

Crystal Palace: Cheikhou Kouyate will leave despite wanting to stay

Cheikhou Kouyate will leave Crystal Palace despite wanting to stay at Selhurst…

New Burnley boss Vincent Kompany makes second signing with £2m swoop for Oxford centre-back McNally

New Burnley boss Vincent Kompany makes second signing with £2m swoop for…

Tottenham prioritise Everton forward Richarlison as their top transfer target

Tottenham prioritise Everton forward Richarlison as their top transfer target after failed…

Wayne Rooney breaks silence after Derby resignation

‘Thanks for taking me in as one of your own’: Wayne Rooney…

Rangers ready to seal £1.8m move for PAOK Salonika star Antonio Colak

Rangers are ready to seal £1.8m move for PAOK Salonika star Antonio…