Pep Guardiola has broken his silence regarding Manchester City’ s new arrival Erling Braut Haaland, saying that the striker will ‘adapt completely’ in his team following season..
On Wednesday, the Citizens confirmed that they had come to an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund to sign the 21-year-old this summer subject to ‘final terms’with the player.
Guardiola admitted he was “not permitted’ to comment on speculation surrounding Haaland’s future just before the confirmation, but following City’s comfortable 5-1 Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday evening, the Spaniard was able to discuss his opinions on the Norwegian’s arrival..
Guardiola said in an interview with Sky Sports News: “It’s a choice for the club to make a great signing for the future,” he said. He can stay with us for many years and I am sure he will fit in perfectly with our team but we will have to wait until next season.
“I’m very excited about my job, but the players also make you a great manager,” he said. Haaland is a fantastic young talent, perfect age. I’m sure we’ll do everything we can to help him settle down. ”
Haaland, who’s scored 85 goals in eighty eight appearances for Dortmund across all competitions, is going to leave the Bundesliga outfit on Saturday when they host Hertha Berlin in the final game of the season.
City increased their lead to three points at the top of the Premier league after four goals from Kevin De Bruyne, including a first half hat trick, along with a late strike from Raheem Sterling helped the Citizens secure their fifth successive League victory..