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Erling Haaland is a striker for Borussia Dortmund, is the son of a Premier League legend and a Norwegian national heptathlete.
Similarly, Alf-Inge Haaland, his father, played for City for three years before moving on to Nottingham Forest and Leeds United.
His mother, Gry Marita Braut, was a track and field athlete who competed in the heptathlon, which may have encouraged the 21-year-athletic old’s ability.
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In addition, His father made his Premier League debut in 1994, joining Forest from Bryne in Norway, before transferring to Leeds almost three years later.
Gry was a national champion in the seven-discipline event in Norway in the 1990s, but little more is known about her athletic achievements.
How much did Man City pay for Haaland?
Manchester City has confirmed an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland for £51.1m. The city has paid the 21-year-old’s release clause and expects to pay £85.5m in total when agent fees, signing bonus, and other costs are taken into account.
Haaland will join City on July 1st, subject to the club finalizing terms with the player.
Sky Sports News reported that the 21-year-old completed his medical on Monday at Hospital Erasme in Brussels.
Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano informed Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke last week that City was ready to activate the striker’s release clause and the two clubs have moved quickly to conclude a deal.
Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 matches for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020. Dortmund’s last game of the season is Saturday’s home match against Hertha Berlin.