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Why did Haaland change his name? Is Erling Haaland going to City?

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Erling Braut Haaland is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Norway national team.

A prolific goalscorer, Erling Haaland is recognized for his pace, athleticism and finishing ability and is considered one of the best strikers in football.

Erling Haaland started his career at his hometown club Bryne in 2016, and moved to Molde the following year, where spent two seasons with the club before signing with Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg in January 2019.

At Salzburg, Erling Haaland won two Austrian Bundesliga titles and one Austrian Cup, and became the first teenager to score in five consecutive UEFA Champions League matches during the 2019–20 season.

In December 2019, Erling Haaland completed a transfer to Borussia Dortmund for a fee reported to be in the region of €20 million and was integral in Dortmund’s DFB-Pokal win, won the Bundesliga Player of the Season award and finished as the top scorer of the Champions League.

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DORTMUND, GERMANY – MAY 22: Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on May 22, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Why did Haaland change his name?

Unknown to most people is that Erling Haaland’s original name is Erling Håland but he changed his name to Erling Haaland to sound more anglicized and better for sponsorship / marketing opportunities.

Is Erling Haaland going to City?

On 18th April 2022, football journalist noted for his correct sources in the transfer market Fabrizio Romano revealed that Manchester City have agreed terms over a deal for Erling Haaland that would make the Norwegian the highest-paid player in the Premier League.

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