It was the biggest move of the soccer summer already, and the current season isn’t even finished yet – Erling Haaland will be a Manchester City player for 2022-23.
City stands on the brink of yet another Premier League title, needing just four points from its remaining two games to be sure of pipping Liverpool to the prize after an epic race.
Assuming Pep Guardiola’s team doesn’t falter in games @ West Ham and at home to Aston Villa, it will clinch a fifth championship in the last six seasons. The fact it has swooped for Haaland is therefore pretty bad news for the rivals, headed by Liverpool.
City has activated a release clause in Haaland’s contract with German Bundesliga giant Borussia Dortmund – meaning it can acquire him for the crazy low price of €60million (just under $63million). His contract of course will bump that total cost up significantly (reportedly $24million per season).
Now of course everybody wants to know what City – so good already – might achieve with a proven goalscorer like Haaland leading its forward line. And how many goals the 21-year-old Norwegian might score.
Erling Haaland Top Scorer Odds
Well UK sportsbooks are first to open lines on this – as you might imagine – and Erling is just +300 (per bet365) to be the top scorer in the English Premier League for the 2022-23 season.
Bet365 also offers odds on how many goals Haaland might score next season – and it is +1400 that he scores 35 or more. Pretty ambitious, and that would smash the current record of 34 – currently held by Premier League greats Andy Cole and Alan Shearer.