Borussia Dortmund Happy to Sell Erling Haaland to Manchester City, Reveal Striker Was a Burden

Borussia Dortmund Happy to Sell Erling Haaland to Manchester City, Reveal Striker Was a Burden

  • Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has hinted that Erling Haaland was sold to Manchester City because he became a burden for the Bundesliga team
  • The Norwegian forward was phenomenal for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 86 goals in 89 appearances for the German team
  • Haaland moved to City over the summer and has been firing on all cylinders, netting 12 times in seven matches across all competitions

Borussia Dortmund are finally relieved to have sold Erling Haaland this summer to English Premier League giants, Manchester City

Haaland has had a superb start to life in England, scoring 10 goals in the Premier League already for the Cityzens since sealing a £51million deal from the Bundesliga side.

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Borussia Dortmund sold Erling Haaland to English Premier League giants Manchester City this summer. Photo by Lars Baron
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Dortmund sporting director, Sebastian Kehl has now revealed Haaland became a distraction for the Bundesliga side as he says the 22-year-old forward was sold at the right time, Goal reports.

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"As much as we have always appreciated Erling and the success he has had with our shirt, in the end the matter had definitely become a burden, both in the dressing room and for the club. In general, for the whole environment, it was just him."

Erling Haaland had a remarkable record with Borussia Dortmund as the Norwegian striker scored an impressive 86 goals in 89 appearances for the German team.

Henry reveals reason Mbappe is better than Haaland

Meanwhile, Arsenal icon, Thierry Henry believes Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe is a better striker than Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.

According to the Daily Mirror, Henry pointed towards Mbappe’s versatility as the main reason he is better than Haaland as he says the 2018 World Cup winner can create chances and finish unlike Haaland.

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Mbappe and Haaland both made scoring starts in the UEFA Champions League this season on Tuesday night as both strikers netted a brace for their respective teams.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester City have kicked off their Champions League campaign on a flying start after seeing off Sevilla in their first Group G match.

The English champions hope to go all the way in the competition in their quest to win the elusive continental tournament for the first time in their history.

City have twice come close to securing the tournament, including in 2021 when they reached the final and lost to Chelsea.

Source: SportsBrief.com