When thinking of great sports teams there are always those players on the team that just stand out from the others, a player with the ability to finish in the big moments and stand on the biggest stage and do great things.
Erling Haaland is that player.
Erling Braut Haaland was born on July 27th, 2000 and has been an emerging star since birth. He started his career at his hometown club Bryne in 2016, and moved to Molde the following year.
He spent two seasons with the club before signing with Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg in January 2019. Before his move to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund where he would spend about 2 years there- until this year where he made his big money move to Premier league giants, Manchester city F.C; for approximately 60 million euros.
Despite Manchester City's dominance in the past 5 years the team was not always like this, until the hiring of Pep Guardiola as manager for Man City, who has had success in Spain, Germany and England.
He would bring on a new successful era for Manchester City F.C.
The takeover of Manchester city by the Saudi Arabian group known as the Abu Dhabi United Group changed the game for the premier league with the amount of funds put into the club which is estimated to be about £818.5 M euros spent on players in the last five years. Despite criticism by the football (soccer) community, success has been shown with ten trophies won in the past 5 years and 4 Premier League titles as well in that time.
As good as a team that Man city has been, they have been criticized over not having an established center forward ever since the departure of the aging Sergio Aguero.
Haaland has scored 13 times this season, 10 in 6 games in the premier league, and 3 in 2 games in the champions league. Both these records are outstanding stats and put him at the top for most goals in the entire world currently.
He is the final missing piece to Pep Guardiola's insane project and the team itself is considered the best in the world in terms of player depth and player ability.
Erling Haaland is arguably the best striker in the world right now and his amazing start to the season in the premier league (which is regarded by many as being the toughest league in the world) is an impressive beginning with Man city.
With current projection stats of his goal record in the premier there is a possibility he will shatter the premier record for most goals in a season, which is 32 goals held by Liverpool forward Mohammad Salah, with Halland almost already at one third of that tally with more than 32 games left in the season of the Premier League.
Erling Haaland isn't just a superstar, he is a growing threat for any team facing him in the world.