Erling Haaland keeps low profile for first full day in Manchester

Erling Haaland and his parents keep a low profile as they head out for first full day in Manchester after landing in a private jet on Tuesday… with the Norwegian star waiting to put finishing touches on his £51m Man City move

  • Erling Haaland has been pictured leaving his Manchester hotel with his parents
  • The 21-year-old will officially make the move to the Premier League side on July 1 
  • The Norwegian is expected to earn £385,000-a-week on a five-year deal at City 
  • Haaland flew into Manchester on Tuesday after medical checks in Barcelona 
  • He is getting acclimated to his new surroundings ahead of sealing £51m move 

Erling Haaland donned a black hoodie and carried with him a tie-dye gym bag as he prepared for his first full day since touching down in Manchester. 

Haaland took a stroll around the city on Tuesday night to explore having landed at Manchester Airport in a private jet in the afternoon from Barcelona, where he underwent medical checks.

The Norwegian striker is getting himself acclimated to Manchester as he waits to seal his £51million from Borussia Dortmund to Man City, which will officially go through on June 1. 

Erling Haaland (centre) was pictured leaving his hotel in Manchester on Wednesday morning 

Haaland (left) carried with him a tie-dye gym bag while dad Alfie (right) put luggage into a car

Haaland’s mum, Gry Marita Braut (right), looked towards a photographer on a rainy morning

On Wednesday morning, alongside dad Alfie, who played for Man City during his professional career, and mum Gry Marita Braut, herself an able sportsperson given she was once a national heptathlete champion, he left his hotel for his first full day in the north west. 

Haaland and his family looked to be trying to keep a low profile, with the City-bound striker pictured leaving the back entrance to get into a car. 

His parents emerged from the front entrance on a drizzly Manchester morning in casual wear as they loaded some luggage into the boot of a car waiting outside.  

Having reportedly had dinner with a some of City’s executives on Tuesday night, Haaland is expected to visit City’s training ground on Wednesday.

While the move will be made official on June 1, Haaland is expected to be at the training ground to pose for pictures and undergo an interview at the City Football Academy, allowing for its release once the move is announced. 

Fans caught a glimpse of Haaland in Barcelona earlier in the week where he reportedly underwent medical tests at City’s request.

Manchester City have completed the signing of Haaland for £51m from Borussia Dortmund

Haaland was examined by doctor Ramon Cugat, whom City boss Pep Guardiola has worked with closely in the past, with Cugat often checking the fitness of City players, according to The Times.  

Guardiola is said to have wanted Cugat to check Haaland’s fitness given the striker’s injury problems in the season just wrapped – he missed eight of Dortmund’s final 20 matches in the 2021-22 season. 

Haaland will be a leading earner at the club on a £385,000 a week deal, but City chief Ferran Soriano has insisted the Norway star hasn’t joined the Premier League champions purely for the money. 

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

‘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.’ 

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