- Pep Guardiola believes Erling Haaland will help already free-scoring Manchester City score even more next season when the Norwegian striker joins the Citizens
- The Premier League defending champions have agreed to pay the 21-year-old’s £51.1m release clause and he will arrive at the Etihad on July 1
- Haaland is regarded as one of the best center forwards in world football as the striker has scored an impressive 85 goals in 88 appearances for Borussia Dortmund
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City will score more goals when Erling Haaland joins the Premier League champions next season.
The Citizens have been without a natural center forward since the departure of Sergio Aguero at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
"Definitely, he can help us score more. It is not about that. In the end, it is about winning games.
"I never thought that our defensive situation depends on the central defender and I never thought that the goals we score depend on the striker. He has scored a lot of goals in his career and we are going to try to help him through the game, having more chances to score goals.”
Erling Haaland comes to the Premier League with an impressive goalscoring record as the 21-year-old attacker has scored 85 goals in just 88 appearances for Borussia Dortmund.
Decision on Sterling’s Manchester City future anticipated
Meanwhile, Manchester City fans are a bit worried about the future of Raheem Sterling as speculations suggest the England international could be on his way out of the club.
According to Sports Illustrated, Sterling will undertake conversations and make a decision about his long-term Manchester City future after England's Nations League fixtures in June.
The present contract of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is slated to expire in the summer of 2023, with no conversations or contractual offers from Etihad authorities yet on the table.
Guardiola hits back at Patrice Evra’s claims
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Pep Guardiola has responded to Patrice Evra’s jibe at him suggesting he can’t train players with big personalities.
The ex-Manchester United defender had taken a swipe at the 51-year-old manager as he noted that Manchester City's current squad is severely weak in leaders.
Guardiola revealed Evra is being so bold with his comments so he could earn a job back at his former club Manchester United.
Source: Sports Brief News