‘The league ain’t ready’ – Many fans react as Man City confirm Erling Haaland shirt number


Manchester City have confirmed Erling Haaland will wear the number 9 shirt following his blockbuster transfer.

Haaland, who turns 22 later this month, will wear the same shirt number he wore at Borussia Dortmund after Gabriel Jesus left the shirt vacant following his £45million move to Arsenal at the start of the week.

Haaland flew into Manchester yesterday after a break in Marbella and will have his fitness assessed by City’s conditioning team before joining the rest of Pep Guardiola’s squad as they prepare for the club’s tour to the USA later this month.

City will play Mexican side Club America in Houston on July 20 before facing Bayern Munich in Green Bay Wisconsin three days later.

Haaland will be unveiled with the rest of City’s summer signings – Argentine striker Julian Alvarez, Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips and German keeper Stefan Ortega – in a glitzy ceremony at the Etihad.

The news was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.

“To be honest, Haaland taking that shirt is already written under star when Gabby went to Arsenal.”
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“The league ain’t ready.”
Credit: @classic_silva

“Officially the best 9 in the league.”
Credit: @omotundeolami

“Can the season start already, I need me some Haaland De Bruyne linkup.”
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“Its over for the league.”
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